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Google: Lack of open standards hampers information sharing in disasters

from The Hill

A lack of open standards necessary to easily share emergency information released by the government is hampering technology companies' efforts to keep the public informed during natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, a Google official said. The head of Google Crisis Response testified before members of a House subcommittee on emergency preparedness about challenges in implementing Hurricane Sandy crisis maps, which gave users a layout of evacuation zones, open shelters, storm locations and other critical information. more

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