Google India has launched its ‘Person Finder’ instance to help track missing persons after a massive 7.9 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday.
Google’s Person Finder is a free tool that helps friends and family members search for missing persons after a calamity. People can request and provide information about missing persons on the site.
— Google India (@googleindia) April 25, 2015
Google Person Finder has been assisting the world in face of calamities since 2010 Haiti earthquake and has helped numerous people to reconnect with their loved ones after disasters. It was also launched in India after the devastating 2013 Uttarakhand floods.
Search is also available through SMS in India and the US. Users just have to text “search ” to +91-9773300000 in India or +1-650-800-3978 in the US.
All data which is part of the Google Person Finder is public and anyone can search for it. Press, NGO’s etc can all add to the database and there’s also a Person Finder API to get updates on the same.