Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Traffic Alerts on Google Maps


During this year‟s floods in Victoria, Australia almost 400 roads were closed across the state. A number of road bridges were also washed away. This experience has encouraged the state to invest $924,000 in a new real-time traffic alert system.

At the heart of the new system, VicRoads - Road Closures and Traffic Alerts, is a real-time Google Map of road closures, crashes and breakdowns.

During major emergencies such as fires or floods the map will include information about all road closures. It also provides traffic alert information during non-emergency times for incidents such as crashes and breakdowns.

Via: All Things Spatial
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