How To Use Google Crisis Map

How To Use Layers, Share and Embed the Crisis Map Using iFrame

Google Crisis Map Layers

Who's been using Google Crisis Map? Doesn't this map seem unknown to the public or news media? In particular, if you are heading to an area you are not familiar with, the data on the map could potentially save your life.

I don't think weather apps and websites adequately communicate emergency and warning information to customers on a map, such as fires, air quality, tropical storms, possible flash floods, tornadoes, wind, hail, and volcanoes can save your life. I would like to see a lot more details on public safety applied to this map, such as coverage of mobile phones and unsafe places.

Google Crisis Response is a team that "seeks to make vital knowledge about natural disasters and humanitarian crises more available." A series of national and regional-scale map layers, mainly for the US, related to weather, threats, and emergency preparedness and response.

Sharing the Google Crisis Map, managed by Google Crisis Response, a team that works to make critical information more accessible to individuals to help keep them safe during a natural disaster or crisis highlights critical emergency information to your readers. To ensure that Google is communicating the most reliable, freshest, and appropriate emergency information available, the team partners with authoritative emergency services around the world. Past disaster management study covers the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, and Superstorm Sandy.

Share the crisis maps made accessible by Google Crisis Response quickly and readily. Go to the crisis chart and, at the top, press the "Share" button. Copy and paste the given URL or, to insert the interactive map on your website, use the iframe provided. By following these basic steps, you can customize the map view:
  • Select the layers you want ON, and zoom to the area you want to appear on your site.
  • Hit the Share button at the top of the map.
  • Copy the code in the field below “Paste HTML to embed in website”.
  • Drop it into the HTML for your website.
  • You can set the height and width of the map directly in the iframe code. 
Crisis Map displays geographic data in several formats, including the following:
  • Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
  • GeoJSON
  • GeoRSS
  • Google Fusion Tables (according to Google but this has been shut down?) 
Here is a video overview. 

If you would like to embed this map simply use the following iframe code. 

<iframe height="500" src="" title="Google Crisis Map" width="100%"></iframe>

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