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Geotourist: GeoRisk mobile App for providing hazard information and safety tips

Tadipatri, IndiaIndia
Year Founded:
2011
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

GeoRisk provides location based natural and man-made hazards, and preparedness information for user or a tourist. It equip user to survive and help others when disaster strikes. It enhances the understanding of hazards of user’s current location and neighborhood.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

The hazard information, safety tips and risk reduction is packed in one mobile App
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Hazard information, safety tips and disaster risk reduction methods are not known fully to general public or tourist. Information partially exist in web links and some times published in news papers. Readers retention power is low.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Since the readers retention power is low. The GeoRisk will provide opportunity to carry location based hazard information, safety tips and disaster risk reduction in single mobile App with decent features and local languages
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

1) suppose a locals read safety tips for a respective hazards like reading religious books, they mediate and equip themselves or prepared for disasters. 2) tourist who do not acquainted with terrain of his tourist destination will simply learn the hazards of a location and be prepared using safety tips

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

GeoRisk mobile App has been released in public and published through various media including UNDP solution exchange network, social media and friends network. Many of the users reported that this is very useful information and help them to learn.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We are expecting to reach out more users and enhance the data base and information. We are also planning to expand to other countries ( Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, SriLanka and Bangladesh) and some of the African countries.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We have planned to approach various business associations, government organisations to promote the application by promoting their core business through us.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There is no other mobile application in the country similar to this. However, government publish safety tips in news papers and other medial channels.
Team

Founding Story

I am working in disaster management sector. One day I have asked my colleagues who also work in disaster management about hazard information and safety tips. I did not satisfied with their answers. I have called my friends and they even do not know about hazard and safety tips. I thought there should a information system like GeoRisk, which provides hazard info and safety tips to all categories of people including practitioners, locals and tourists. Then the GeoRisk was found

Team

G Prasad Babu (concept and architect) Sudeep Reddy (development)
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