New ways maps and AI keep communities safe and informed

New ways maps and AI keep communities safe and informed

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With Google’s AI technology. And mapping information, people and organizations all over the world can access helpful. Reliable information needed to make progress toward tackling global challenges like climate change. At Search On today. We’re sharing new mapping features that help keep communities safer. More sustainable. And discoverable no matter where they are in the world. 

Introducing the wildfire layer on Google Maps

With climate change, wildfires are growing increasingly more common in many parts of the world. Last year. We launched a wildfire boundary map powered by satellite data to help people in the U.S. easily understand the approximate size and location of a fire right from their device. 

Building on this, we’re now bringing all of Google’s wildfire information together.

And launching it globally with a new layer on Google Maps. With the wildfire layer. You can get up-to-date details about multiple fires at once. Allowing you to make quick, informed decisions during times of emergency. Just tap on a fire to see available links to resources from local governments. Such as emergency websites, phone numbers for help and information, and evacuation details. When available, you can also see important details about the fire. Such as its containment, how many acres have burned. And when all this information was last reported. 

The wildfires layer will start to roll out globally this week on Android.

With iOS and desktop coming in October, and will display most major fires that cause significant evacuations. In the U.S., the layer will expand to include more fires thanks to data from the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). We plan to expand this level of detail to more countries, starting with Australia. In the coming months. 

See critical, up-to-date information with the new wildfire layer on Google Maps.

Tree Canopy Insights expands to 100 new cities 

Cities around the world have told us that it can be difficult to set concrete climate action goals when they don’t have access to reliable. Trusted information. That’s why in 2022. We’ll expand the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) Tree Canopy tool from 15 U.S. cities to over 100 new cities around the globe in places like Guadalajara. London. Sydney and Toronto.

New ways maps and AI keep communities safe and informed

Our Tree Canopy Insights uses aerial imagery. And advanced AI capabilities to identify places in a city that are at the greatest risk of experiencing rapidly rising temperatures. These places. Known as heat islands. Disproportionately impact lower-income communities and contribute to a number of public health concerns from poor air quality to dehydration. With Tree Canopy data. Local governments have free access to insights about where to plant trees to increase shade. Reduce heat and mitigate these adverse effects.

First piloted in Los Angeles, Tree Canopy data has become a critical piece of the city’s long-term goal to increase tree shade by at least 50% by 2028. 

Learn more about how other local governments plan to use Tree Canopy Lab data this year. 

Tree Canopy Coverage in Los Angeles

Assigning addresses at scale with the new Address Maker app

In addition to helping cities with environmental initiatives, we’re helping governments. And NGOs provide addresses to people and businesses around the world. Several billion people still don’t have an address, making it difficult to do things many people take for granted. Like voting. Opening a bank account. Applying for a job. Or simply getting a package delivered. With our new free Address Maker app, these organizations can now use our open-source system called Plus Codes to create unique. Functioning addresses at scale. Right from an Android app.

Creating Plus Code addresses using Address Maker

New ways maps and AI keep communities safe and informed

Previously, creating addresses for an entire town or village could take years. Address Maker shortens this time to as little as a few weeks helping under-addressed communities get on the map quickly. While also reducing costs. Address Maker allows organizations to easily assign addresses. And add missing roads. All while making sure they work seamlessly in Google Maps and Maps APIs. Governments and NGOs in The Gambia. Kenya. India. South Africa and the U.S. are already using Address Maker. With more partners on the way. If you’re part of a local government or NGO and think Address Maker could help your community. Reach out to us here g.co/maps/addressmaker.

Giving people access to useful. Actionable information that can drive change is core to Google. To learn about more ways we’re using technology to help people solve problems. See what else we announced at Search On.

To get your assignment. Look for the special edition Pegman icon in Google Earth for ChromeAndroid and iOS. Good luck. Super sleuths!

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You can get up-to-date details about multiple fires at once. Allowing you to make quick, informed decisions during times of emergency.

Such as emergency websites, phone numbers for help and information, and evacuation details. When available, you can also see important details about the fire. Such as its containment, how many acres have burned. And when all this information was last reported.

Cities around the world have told us that it can be difficult to set concrete climate action goals when they don’t have access to reliable.

First piloted in Los Angeles, Tree Canopy data has become a critical piece of the city’s long-term goal to increase tree shade by at least 50% by 2028. 

Previously, creating addresses for an entire town or village could take years. Address Maker shortens this time to as little as a few weeks helping under-addressed communities get on the map quickly. While also reducing costs.

Previously, creating addresses for an entire town or village could take years. Address Maker shortens this time to as little as a few weeks helping under-addressed communities get on the map quickly. While also reducing costs.

Previously, creating addresses for an entire town or village could take years. Address Maker shortens this time to as little as a few weeks helping under-addressed communities get on the map quickly. While also reducing costs. Previously, creating addresses for an entire town or village could take years. Address Maker shortens this time to as little as a few weeks helping under-addressed communities get on the map quickly. While also reducing costs.

5 of our favorite Android widget features

5 of our favorite Android widget features

5 of our favorite

Widgets are a simple way to personalize any Home screen, putting the information that’s most important to you your inbox. The weather. Your to-do list or even a photo of your dog front and center.

5 of our favorite Android widget features

With the upcoming launch of the nearby traffic widget for Google Maps (more on that soon), 35 Google widgets will be available on Android. To celebrate. We’re spotlighting five of our favorite widget features to help everyone better organize and personalize their Home screens.

Check local traffic with a tap ( 5 of our favorite )

Whether you’re commuting or heading out to meet friends. Google Maps’ real-time traffic predictions can help you easily plan your route. And with the new nearby traffic widget. Launching in the coming weeks. You’ll see this information for your current location right from your Android Home screen. So if you’re about to leave home. Work. School or anywhere else. You’ll know at a glance exactly what local traffic might be like. And because Android widgets are tappable, you can zoom in and out without opening the Maps app.

5 of our favorite

Tap to instantly archive emails

The Gmail widget is a simple way to keep your inbox organized. Just tap to archive an email when it hits your inbox. Without having to open the Gmail app.

Scroll through your to-do list

Lots of you love the scrollable to do list in the Keep widget. It’s an easy way to keep track of your tasks for the day. And there’s nothing quite as satisfying as crossing them off when you’re done except maybe scrolling back up to see everything you accomplished.

5 of our favorite Android widget features

Skim through your favorite translations

The Google Translate widget’s scrolling feature can help you stay organized, too. If you need to keep certain phrases handy while you’re traveling or speaking with friends and family. You can set them up to always appear on your Home Screen. Just star your favorite translations in the app and you’ll see them right on the widget.

Resize widgets to fit your needs

Android widgets are easy to resize and even change shape to help you declutter your Home screen while keeping helpful features intact. For example. If you make the Drive widget smaller. It’ll turn into a toolbar so you can still quickly search for your files.

5 of our favorite

To get your assignment. Look for the special edition Pegman icon in Google Earth for ChromeAndroid and iOS. Good luck. Super sleuths!

Earthtopomaps.com

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