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Updated mapping app supplies wealth of emergency information

Free trilingual app provides important information from weather, education and social welfare bureaus; maps also available whether on- or offline.

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Free trilingual app provides important information from weather, education and social welfare bureaus; maps also available whether on- or offline.

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An updated version of the “GeoGuide for emergency” app, which enables the public to obtain the latest geographic information of any emergency situation, has been launched by Macao’s Mapping and Land Registry.

The app – version 3.3 – provides geographic information such as areas expected to be affected during any storm surge levels and zones that may experience power suspensions, “Emergency Shelter” and “Meeting Place / Place to Stay for Emergency Evacuation”.

Walking routes to the nearest emergency shelters, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau’s real-time severe weather warning information and water level monitoring information, and real-time maritime information from the Marine and Water Bureau are also provided.

The updated app supplies various kinds of emergency information and risk or disaster prevention guidelines such as the “Emergency Shelter” provided by the Social Welfare Bureau and the Education and Youth Development Bureau’s “Class suspension arrangements when rainstorm signals or tropical cyclone signals are hoisted, or in case of special weather conditions”. Maps for emergencies are also available in the app online or offline.

The app is available in traditional and simplified Chinese, English and Portuguese.

The free app can be downloaded both through the App Store or Google Play, while further details are available on their website, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

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