Interactive map visualizes active Calif. wildfires

The Esri interactive map uses data from USGS and Waze to share locations and traffic alerts with a new mapping technique


By FireRescue1 Staff

SONOMA, Calif. — A new interactive map utilizes several technologies to visualize active wildfire locations.

The Esri interactive map uses live data from USGS and Waze to show locations of wildfires and traffic alerts for Northern California. The data from Waze is updated every two minutes through the Connected Citizens Program.

A new mapping technique is used to more effectively visualize alerts for locations where alerts are in high density and would normally overlap.

Users can also zoom in on map locations to see latest traffic alerts.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group will provide data to give real-time updates of wildfire statuses.

 

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