I would like to build a google map where I can see the locations of currently happening emergencies like earthquake, storms, wildfire, etc.

Does anybody know sources from where I can get data like that? Especially for Europe.

Similar services from google itself are available. But not really for Europe.



  • If google has maps like this for the US and not for Europe, it suggests (but does not prove) that it's difficult to obtain or collate such data. Suggestion: try looking at individual European countries first and send out email. Who knows, you may become the best-known compiler of this data :)
    – user3856
    Aug 25, 2017 at 14:53
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    @Patrick, have you looked at hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=eu and globalincidentmap.com ? Aug 26, 2017 at 18:32
  • not Europe, I know, but Seattle has a real-time 911 API which people have built google maps around public911.com/app/#/seattle
    – philshem
    Sep 8, 2017 at 15:15
  • Do you have any specific European country in mind? It's probably more useful to search in the native languages.
    – philshem
    Sep 8, 2017 at 15:30
  • @philshem not really. Like to implement multiple webservices for the map. And the U.S. there are ones. But if it helps german would be ok for the beginning.
    – Patrick
    Sep 8, 2017 at 15:37

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Regarding the request from philshem in the comments to the question, I will post my comment details as an answer.

Disclosure: I am the author of the mentioned website.

As a suggestion, as I feel it fits the question and this was migrated from softwarerecs: Currently, I am getting emergency location data up and running and have recently added wildfires and earthquakes as WMS. The services are not free though (services need to be maintained) but the respective data is open data.

If you'd like to put it into a cool map app, I'm open to discussing usage options like free use for non-commercial applications. You also might be able to find more data here: www.geodata.one.

The data contents include e.g. major volcanic eruptions, major tsunami locations (World); current river water levels, wind speed/ direction, rainfall amount, temperature, severe weather warnings, current radiation values (Germany).

Some of the data services are external, some still need to be set up or updated. If there is more relevant data out there, I will definitely add them (suggestions welcome).

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