Monthly Archives: March 2012

What Does “Google Public Alerts” Teach Us?

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television

“Google Public Alerts” and Its Features Out of the Box

I originally posted this article on AWAREForum.org on February 29, 2012.

You may recall that on January 25, 2012, the Google Crisis Response (GCR) team at Google.org launched the Google Public Alerts (GPA) platform.  GPA aggregates weather, public safety, and earthquake alerts from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and the US Geological Survey (USGS) and displays the alerts on Google Maps Figure 1. Continue reading

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