Now we can finally tell everyone that all those years spent playing video games were not wasted. Thanks to disaster simulations designed by various video game companies, over 15,000 lost animals were saved in the aftermath of Katrina.
FEMA and other relief agencies made great use of Google Earth Pro to help map evacuation routes. These type of computer simulations are believed to have the potential to save thousands of lives in future disaster situations. This is a use for video games that any parent should be able to appreciate.
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Google Earth Pro To Help Save Lives and Plan Evacuations
- By: Doug GordonFeb 23, 2009