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The technology behind the world’s largest database of dangerous locations

01 December, 2019 · SaferMe team · Health and Safety

Building the most comprehensive worldwide database of dangerous locations takes some serious computing power. On top of this, making people safer by letting people know when they are in danger, in real time, needs reliable technologies.

At ThunderMaps we are heavy users of Amazon’s web services and we recently acquired a grant from the AWS Activate program to help rapidly scale and grow our business.

Along with ThunderMaps, some of the world’s hottest startups, including Airbnb, Slack, and Robinhood have leveraged the power of AWS to quickly scale.

Starting an ambitious tech company and competing on the world stage in the first years of business was once an expensive and nearly impossible task. Thanks to advancements in cloud computing, high-growth companies like ours can deliver innovation on the world stage more rapidly than in the past.

In days gone by a technology company creating a massive database of dangerous locations would have to be worrying about the scalability of the infrastructure they are using. Instead we get to focus on developing and delivering a product which customers love.

And the focus is paying off.

In the last two years, we have been able to secure European Union contracts and now compete head to head with incumbents like ESRI and Survey123.

ThunderMaps is in the process of working with government organisations to share safety data, from person to person, around the world.

This includes distributing information for Alabama Police Incidents, Baltimore 911 Calls, Boston Crime Incidents, Columbia Fire Service Dispatch, GDACS Global Disaster Alerts, North Dakota Roadworks, NZ Fire Service, NZTA Traffic Alerts, and San Francisco Emergency Response alerts.

If you are interested in having your data added to our database of dangerous locations and having it distributed on the ThunderMaps platform, get in touch!

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