Google launches disaster prevention map for Tokyo

Tokyo Hazard Map
Fire hazard map for Tokyo

Google’s Crisis Response Team have released a disaster prevention map for Tokyo. The map shows the various risk levels for building collapse, fire and evacuation hazards, as well as the location of evacuation zones, public pay phones and tsunami evacuation buildings.

Zones are based on data supplied by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The local government has provided this data online for several years, but the link up with Google Maps has provided a much easier user interface.

The disaster map can be viewed here.

September 1 is Disaster Preparedness Day in Japan. On this day and during this week, local governments across the country will hold evacuation drills and disaster prevention practices. The day marks the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.

Google Japan Blog, August 29, 2014.

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