Thursday, May 16, 2013
A Decade of Fires on Google Maps
España en llamas (Spain in Flames) is a Google Map displaying ten years of data about the location of forest fires in Spain. The map includes data on 1,508 fires, 699,560 hectares burned, 24 deaths and 191 injuries.
If you click on the 'Explora los incendios' link above the map you can view the map filtering tools. These allow the user to filter the results displayed on the map by cause of fire, fires that caused deaths, by location and by the size of the fire.
A time-line tool beneath the map also allows the user to explore each of the filtered results by year.