Don’t let the fact that some of this is in Hungarian throw you off: The AlertMap by Hungary’s National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications is a truly useful near real-time mashup for all the world’s disasters in all categories, from bird-flu to traffic accidents to hurricanes to biological disasters. I don’t remember seeing anything that has this combination of timeliness and breadth. It should be a newsdesk editor’s dream.


And, of course, they have output in KML. It’s not quite a network link, so I made one that you can access here (KMZ). But before you do, visit the Alertmap to get a good look at what’s on offer. Perhaps we could persuade them this would be extremely valuable in English as well?

3 thoughts on “AlertMap”

  1. It is already in English, just click the flag in the top right corner. But you are right it is a great site – for the more disaster inclined!

  2. The site is, yes, but the network link’s descriptions are in 100% genuine Hungarian:-)

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