Google Blog: Save dinosaurs from extinction in a game world built with Google Maps

Google Blog: Save dinosaurs from extinction in a game world built with Google Maps. “Just in time for summer and the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom™, you can explore a virtual world built with Google Maps while saving dinosaurs from extinction. Ludia and Universal’s Jurassic World™ Alive is available for free on Google Play and the App Store now.”

Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.. “Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a tool that spotlights gaps in preparedness, and actions that countries and organizations can take to close them. The new website…gives an individual score to each country and uses color codes to rank the world by five levels of preparedness.”

Zee Business: Google to help govt in flood management across the country

Zee Business: Google to help govt in flood management across the country. “The government will team up with the global technology major Google for effective flood management in India. Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari said that collaboration with Google will help in better flood management in the country. Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organisation in the field of Water Resources, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Google. CWC would use state-of-the-art advances made by Google in the in the field of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and geo-spatial mapping for effective management of water resources particularly in the field of flood forecast and dissemination of flood-related information to the masses, a Water Resources ministry statement said.”

Taipei Times: Culturally important locations to be put on online database

Taipei Times: Culturally important locations to be put on online database. “Culturally significant locations around the nation are to feature on an online map on the government’s ‘Taiwan Geospatial One Stop Portal’ in a joint effort by the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica and the Ministry of the Interior.”

VentureBeat: Oracle’s Internet Intelligence Map presents a real-time view of online threats

VentureBeat: Oracle’s Internet Intelligence Map presents a real-time view of online threats. “Distributed denial of service attacks. Malware. State-imposed internet blackouts. It’s hard to keep abreast of every bad actor and natural disaster impacting the internet, but Oracle is making it a bit easier with the launch of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Internet Intelligence Map, a real-time graphical representation of service interruptions and emerging threats.”

CBC: Interactive tool makes for easier tracking of North Atlantic right whales

CBC: Interactive tool makes for easier tracking of North Atlantic right whales. “Tracking North Atlantic right whales may now be easier than ever, thanks to WhaleMap, an interactive map that pools data from various whale surveillance methods and is updated in real time. WhaleMap was developed by Hansen Johnson, a PhD student in oceanography at Dalhousie University. “

Hongkiat: How to Zoom This Close Into Google Maps

Hongkiat: How to Zoom This Close Into Google Maps. “It is almost impossible to imagine doing day-trips or traveling to a new place without checking it out on Google Maps. Unfortunately, it restricts to zoom in after a certain level. However, there is a trick to bypass that restriction, i.e., zoom in almost indefinitely into Google Maps. And that is what I am going to share in this post.”