30 Days, 30 Ways: Day 12

30 Days, 30 Ways: Day 12

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Anybody that knows me will tell you that I can get pretty severe ‘cabin fever’, so I naturally do quite a lot of exploring of my local area. The task for today’s 30 Days challenge is to go for a short walk and identify local hazards and resources that could be useful in an emergency, with points allocated as follows:

1 Pt:  Identify what is within a 20 minute walk of your home, without being too specific…  Fire Stations, Churches, Grocery stores, resources that my be useful in an emergency.. etc. or take a virtual walk if you can’t physically.

2 Pts:   What Hazards are within that same 20 minute walk?  Bridges, Highways, Rail, Hazardous Materials? Don’t forget hidden hazards.. Pipelines, Earthquake Faults.

I decided I’d go for a quick stroll around where I work and put new app Hyperlapse to the test to give you a virtual tour of the local hazards (annotated in red) and resources (in green). I’ve probably missed lots, and would welcome anyone else’s suggestions, either from the video clip, or their own local knowledge of the area.

I think there is a lot of potential with Hyperlapse, however I noticed a couple of things

  • I should have shot the video in landscape rather than portrait
  • I need to work out how to refocus on the move
  • You need to have a lot of storage space. I’d intended it to be a 20 minute walk condensed into 2 minutes, however my phone ran out of space at 18 minutes!

I know my camera work isn’t exactly oscar worthy, but I’m quite impressed with how easy this was, and wonder if it could be a really useful tool for helping communicate risk.

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