The Google Maps Live Protest Map Directs Demonstrators in London

 - Dec 11, 2010
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The search engine cartogram is acting as an informant for student protesters in London, England -- see for yourself by checking out the Google Maps Live Protest Map. Demonstrators are encouraged to help provide detailed information about police movements throughout the downtown area to protect fellow activists.

With at least one update each hour, the Google Maps Live Protest Map indicates where cops, vehicles and weapons are being deployed and the locations of subway closures and bonfires. Just think of the implications of this information communication in a larger disaster setting.