Tag: YourLo.ca/tion

Using YourLo.ca/tion for SAR

A quick tutorial on how to use YourLo.ca/tion to assist a SAR team (or any first responder) to help you locate a missing person. Features Free: Multiple messaging platforms: Email, SMS, online Request and response logging push technology for instant alerting

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YourLo.ca/tion successes

I wrote YourLo.ca/tion just over a year and a half ago. As I described the project, I had heard of systems out there that used cell phones to locate people; when my friend and SAR colleague Tom mentioned one to

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Locating lost people using Social Media

SAR members will know all about the missing person forms included in ICS (Incident Command System). ICS form 302 is titled “Lost Person Questionnaire” and contains a field for almost every piece of information that could possibly help SAR find a missing

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YourLo.ca/tion used in recent rescue

The cat is out of the bag. The prototype location service I developed in March, YourLo.ca/tion was used on a recent rescue on Coquitlam, and the media have been reporting on the story. I had originally intended on testing the prototype

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Locating lost people using smart phones

A few weeks back I managed a search for two people lost near Buntzen Lake. After we rescued them, I learned that one of them had a smart phone with a GPS (in this case, an iPhone), but neither subject

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