Category Archives: Emergency/Disaster

Where’s Safe – Evacuation Information via SMS

Where’s Safe is a prototype SMS-based platform developed during a 2010 hackathon conducted by students from the School of Computer Science of the University of Manchester. The platform can be used to manage and broadcast evacuation information during emergencies. Given how quickly technology changes it might seem as though a platform developed in 2010 would be outdated by now. However, this concept seems to be a good one and we would hope it would be carried forward to implementation in the field. If you have any information on subsequent development or implementation of this platform please let us know.