Monday, October 21, 2013
NSW Fires Mapped
With fires in New South Wales, Australia still raging a state of emergency has now been declared. Google Crisis Response has released a NSW Bushfires Map.
The map shows the location of NSW fires. The fire map markers indicate whether an emergency warning, a watch and act or an advice warning has been issued in response. The map also visualizes burned areas via black polygons.
The Australian Bushfire Map gathers and displays data from multiple public agencies to give a composite view of fire incidents currently affecting Australia.
The map includes a number of options to refine the fire data displayed on the map. Of particular use is the ability to view today's hotspots based on satellite thermal detection.