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Google Person Finder active for Nepal

Google’s Person Finder is an open source web application that provides a registry and message board for survivors, family, and loved ones affected by a natural disaster to post and search for information about each other’s status and whereabouts. It was created by volunteer Google engineers in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Google’s Person Finder, first launched in 2010 after the Haiti earthquake, uses SMS to allow anyone to search for or update information on people that might have been lost or found during a humanitarian or natural disaster. The service, which has been available in multiple languages since the 2011 Japanese earthquake, has already tracked around 5,300 records in the past two days. Anyone can contribute to the records, from friends and families to first responders and NGOs that are now flocking to Kathmandu, the nation’s capital, to help with the recovery operations.

Records might state the health of a missing person, or just log that they have been found. Google invites first responders to embed Person Finder on their own sites and share the information gathered, and developers can customise the tool.

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