A Hungarian association is at the origin of an interactive cartographic support allowing to know the disasters which intervene in the whole world, and this in real time.
This interactive map, called RSOE EDIS, was developed by the Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE), working with the Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS), the Hungarian information service on disaster-related emergencies.
RSOE EDIS is based on a map taken from images from the Terra satellite, launched by NASA in 1999. The database is supplied with 1,500 to 2,000 publications every day on the Internet from the media, organizations and other associations. In addition, the map is participatory, so it is possible for each of us to participate.
Disasters of natural origin linked for example to climatic events are listed, as well as technological disasters such as industrial accidents, biological alerts etc., while a dashboard at the bottom of the page classifies disasters in order extent of damage.
The interactive map: (open in a new window)
Sources and image credits: RSOE Edis