[UPDATE: The author of the content mentioned on this article deleted his post, so the links no longer worked. I have struck out the links to avoid confusion]
Last summer someone named ‘greenwood’ at the Google Earth Community
posted a cool application that takes a live feed of 911 calls and generates placemarks based on an address lookup. The placemarks are classified according to types like “Aid Response”, “Medic Response”, etc. You can download the Seattle 911 network link now. If there are just a few current 911 calls, you can open the “Archive” folder and see no-longer-active calls from the last 24 hours. Since Seattle is in high resolution, you can usually see plenty of detail such as the actual house or building where the call originated. The network link automatically updates every 10 minutes.
‘greenwood’ also posted a nice collection of
web cams for Seattle , and someone named ‘Renal’ recently posted a collection of placemarks showing the locations of Seattle Fire Departments .