As unfortunate as it may be, some global disasters are impossible to avoid. These happen from time to time, and nobody really knows why. That being said, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has stepped to the table many times in the past as it continues to do its part in helping others. We have touched on this a bit (check it out here), and want to bring you more news on the company’s approach.
Most recently, according to Digitimes, Google has launched a crisis response information platform in Taiwan. This is big news for both the search engine giant as well as the people who live in Taiwan.
The article is full of information from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Taiwan Managing Director Chien Lee-feng. Here is what it has to say:
“The platform is part of Google Crisis Response, Google’s non-profit global project to provide warnings on natural disasters through cooperation with governments, and Taiwan is the second country in Asia with such an information platform next to Japan where an earthquake information platform was launched in March 2013, Chien indicated.”
As you can see, this is not the first time Google has stepped to the plate to bring such technology to the forefront. The search engine giant currently did the same in March 2013 in Japan, and it is likely that this trend will continue in the years to come.
At this point, you may be wondering what the platform has to offer the country as well as its millions of residents. At this point, it is believed that the platform will provide warnings on typhoons, heavy rains, flooding, and landslides.
All announcements will come via Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) public alerts and Google Crisis Maps.
The article added more:
“The government agencies providing open data for the platform are the Central Weather Bureau, Water Resources Agency and Soil and Water Conservation Bureau under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Directorate General of Highways under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction.”
When it comes to helping others, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) never comes up short. The company is always looking for a way to give back, and this is one of the best ways of doing so. Every year, disasters impact millions of people throughout the world. Google is hoping to change this in the years to come.