WHAT IS GEORESQ
GeoResQ is a geolocation and forwarding service for rescue requests dedicated to all mountain-goers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
The service is managed by the National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (CNSAS) and promoted by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and allows you to determine your geographical position, to track your excursions in real time, and guarantees the archiving of your routes. on the dedicated portal, and if necessary, the forwarding of alarms and requests for assistance through the GeoResQ operations centre.
GeoResQ wants to be a valid help to increase the safety of your excursions and for the rapid forwarding of your requests for help in case of emergency.
GeoResQ with the service provides the portal www.georesq.it for the management of personal data, maps and routes, an APP to be installed on your smartphone that allows you to start the various functions of the service, and an operations center for receiving and forwarding requests for help.
The service is free and offered by the Italian Alpine Club and the Ministry of Tourism
HOW DOES IT WORK
In order to use GeoResQ it is necessary to have a smartphone which must be equipped with a GPS antenna and a telephone SIM enabled for data traffic. A sufficient mirror of the sky visible for the GPS antenna and the data connection are essential prerequisites for a complete functioning of the system.
The installed APP allows you to start three functions: Position, Track me, Alarm.
GeoResQ with the "Position" function is able to provide you with the geographical coordinates of the point where you are, their precision and the indication of the closest location shown by the cartography.
Track me function
With the "Track me" function, GeoResQ stores your routes and sends them to the www.georesq.it portal where they are archived and can be reviewed later, from the comfort of your home, through your personal area. Your routes can be exported for viewing with other mapping programs.
When you are in a particularly critical situation, you need help and you have telephone coverage available for the data connection, there is the "Alarm" function which allows you to immediately send the request for help and your position to the control unit GeoResQ operational 24 hours a day. The operator will immediately try to contact you, verify your position and immediately forward your request for help to the competent bodies.
GeoResQ is operational only on the Italian territory, for alarms originating from places across the border, correct and timely forwarding to the rescue structures is not guaranteed.
The service is linked to the person, their smartphone and their telephone number.
For further information and to learn more about the functions and conditions of the service offered, it is advisable to visit the website www.georesq.it.