Google Maps: Real-Time Terrorism and Travel Danger Map
Global Incident Maps is addictive. The site uses a maps mashup to send out a bat signal to the world every time an incident of “global terrorism and other suspicious events” are recorded.
While responsible travelers can use the map to get a sense of what sort of sordid activity is going on around the world before they go, alarmist travelers and parents of travel addicted offspring are going to have a field day with this thing. Can’t you just parents saying “are you sure you want to go to fill-in-the-blank destination after what we just read on Global Incident Map?”
Here is what we learned today:
·Weapons seized at Makassar airport in Indonesia
·Muslim extremists are recruiting in Melbourne
·Shot gun shells were found in a trash can at Manchester Airport in New Hampshire
It is kind of like the Weather Channel for panicky travelers and their kin–informative, addictive, yet a touch apocalyptic. Genius.