Safety Maps are a simple tool to help choose a rendezvous spot in the event of a disaster -- it outputs a printable map with instructions and a clearly marked spot. Safety Maps users have produced little maps for use in the event of government crackdown on protestors, and another in case a sinkhole opens up.
Have you ever thought about how you'd stay in touch with your loved ones if your city experienced a natural disaster or other emergency?Safety Map (Thanks, Nurri!)
Safety Maps is a free online tool that helps you plan for this situation. You can use it to choose a safe meeting place, print a customized map that specifies where it is, and share this map with your loved ones.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.