Tracking and mapping has become one of the key elements of the technology world today. There was a time when you had to rely on instructions to locate yourself. Thanks to Google now that you don’t need that tracking anymore. All you need to have is a device that can run Google Earth and you can have information about anything around you and you can even locate yourself any instance. A new trend has been started where local areas have their own Google Earth.
Louisiana and Google Earth
Louisiana has acquired a private enterprise server for running Google Earth that means anyone who is living around the state can access to the customized Google Earth. The customized version has been added with all the major locations around the state that citizen might need in time of emergency or even in times of entertainment. Locations have been tagged well so that you need not to call the local directories in case any of your closed one need medical facilities or anything similar to this occurs.
It has been three years since Louisiana has been running a complete Google Earth Enterprise server. The server is privately hosted and has a distinct management system that is basically targeted to get citizen of Louisiana facilities about emergency planning. The system tends to provide them assistance in emergency planning. Every citizen needs to have a client software that will connect them to the State’s Google Earth Enterprise server.
The prime objective of this privately hosted server is to provide people with up to date and prompt information about emergency. The state has been using the server for its purpose to plan in case any emergency occurs. Now the server has been set open to all the citizen so that they stay updated with the current happenings around the state. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has come up with the client software just to make sure that every citizen has access to the server to stay updated in any emergency.
The client version of the software does not set all the information visible to the users. It just tries to tell them with the responses that they can react with in case any emergency occurs. The government users have complete information available so as to plan and deploy them accordingly ensuring the protection of the people. The probable crisis might include Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Gulf Mexico. The Louisiana Earth software offers you an aerial view of the location and all the other data related to the environment in the very surroundings.
The software provides you with all possible routes that you can use to evacuate in case a hurricane occurs and you can even look out for shelters, gas stations, pharmacies and other medical facilities, groceries stores and even banks.
The client software can only run on the Windows XP and Windows Vista version of the Windows so far and Mac OS X and Linux users need to get the information from some other computer. The system requirements are designed that way. The software is yet to provide users from around the world with a complete guide in case they are coming to Louisiana for tourism or similar activities.