Disaster Events Map

disaster map

Want that certain student motivated and interested in exploring the globe while learning about some interesting current events? This looks like just the right thing to spark some interest in some students I know. A map covering all sorts of unpleasant real time events (natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc) from the National Association of Radio-Distress Signaling and Info-communications.

It’s got a RSS feed and daily downloads for Google Earth.

You’ve got lots of options regarding researching certain areas and disasters as well as graphing the data itself. How many disasters occurred in Asia compared to Canada over the last week? That type of thing.

Via BoingBoing.net