Seattle911

Sprayme.

Via the ProgrammableWeb: Seattle911.com. It’s another mashup with Google Maps, but who knew anybody could get 911 data in real time? Sure, it’s only for Seattle, and only their fire/EMS servers (no police), but technology wise, it’s cool. Kudos to Seattle, I guess.

What’s my reticence? I don’t know if I should have this data…and putting it together like this hits my privacy funny bone a bit. But then, this data exists…it’s a matter of public record. And I think I rather that everybody have it than only a few.

Now back to the technology question: how long before Google Maps goes real-time to show me firefighters in streets? How long before I can chase ambulances from my living room?
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