Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan Army established a GIS for better co-ordination in flood relief operations. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pak Army established the System with data from Google Map Maker to better co-ordinate the flood relief operations.
At present, thousands of points of interests are available in Google Map Maker. To better co-ordinate the flood relief operations, this information is highly valuable in a disaster situation like floods and has proved beneficial in Pakistan Army’s efforts to update existing information, locate infrastructure in rural places and establish the extent of damages.
Meanwhile, Google has also launched flood specific online services, which have resulted in better co-ordination of efforts by other governmental departments and NGOs as well as over USD 1 million in aid to different NGOs working on ground in Pakistan.
Source: Business Recorder