A database of 3,200 people is uploaded over Google: Jammu and Kashmir Floods




>Google has uploaded a database of over 3,200 people who could possibly be stranded in the worst- ever floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

>An attempt to boost the search capabilities of rescue teams in the State launched a time-tested application yesterday which was successfully used in Uttarakhand last year.

>The database is continuously building up and is now being used to stream information to rescue teams on ground by their control rooms in Delhi and airports in Jammu and Srinagar.

>The Google application called ‘Person Finder’ is a customised exclusive web application that allows individuals to post and search for the status of relatives or friends affected by a disaster.

>The application allows individuals to post the details of and search for the status of family members or friends affected by the disaster.

>Once data gets uploaded, a senior official involved in the operations on ground said, rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force, IAF, Army and other civil aid authorities can use it to reach more and more people who are stranded for the last few days and need immediate succour.

>Under this smart application all data entered into it is available to the public and is searchable and accessible by anyone

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