07 Jun '11, 11am

[ST] S'pore flood: S'poreans mark 70 danger spots via Google Map

HEEDING the call to ensure public safety in the wake of last Sunday's floods, the Straits Times' community of readers came together yesterday to collaborate on a Google Map, pooling its knowledge to mark out flood-prone danger spots. As of Tuesday evening, about 70 locations had been flagged as posing a danger to pedestrians and motorists if flood waters hit. View S'pore flood: Tell us where the danger spots are in a larger map Speaking after the year's worst flood on Sunday, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan had said that the Government is looking for public feedback on the location of danger spots, as it braces for possibly worse floods this week. Like a Wikipedia article, the Google Map created by The Straits Times is open to additions and amendments from the public. Reporters marked the first 20-odd danger spots, mostly familiar ones,...

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