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Global Incident Map Shows Crises As They Happen

24/10/2014 11:30 BST | Updated 24/10/2014 11:59 BST

Ever wanted to feel like Tony Stark monitoring the world for stuff to go and defeat in your robot suit. Now you can.

The 'Outbreak' Global Incident Map is a live map that shows deaths, outbreaks and reported cases which could suggest the outbreak of a deadly disease. (Hence the name)

Its created by the same team that launched the Global Incident Map, which uses a simikar Maps Quest overlay to show you where terrorist attacks might be in progress.... If for some reason your morbid fascination extends beyond just chemical and biological crise.

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It doesn't stop there either, the map will also show you reported drug trafficking activity, earthquakes and forest fires, to name just a few.

The Global Incident Map isn't actually the first high-tech form of incident alert system in place, Samsung in fact uses a widget on its Samsung Galaxy smartphones which will alert the user if they're in the vicinity of a natural disaster or civil unrest.