Friday, June 27, 2008

Mapping the Northern California Wildfires

Wildfires have been raging in Northern California recently and in response a number of Google Maps showing the spread of the fires have been released.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has released this MyMap tagging the locations of all the fires.

The MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC has released satellite imagery which is available as a KML overlay, which you can download and display in Google Earth.

California Fires 2008 is another Google MyMap pinpointing the fires across the state. KSBW have embedded the map on their website so it might have been produced by them. The map includes a key for the colour of each placemark marking a fire (blue is smaller; red is largest).

California's Office Of Emergency Services has produced yet another MyMap of the fires. Their Significant California Fires - June 2008 is also embedded in their website.


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The California Active Fire Mapper pinpoints blazes across the Western US, and allows users to zoom in on different cities.

Via: Google LatLong: Mapping the Northern California wildfires and SearchEngineLand

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