Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Northern California Wildfire Map

There are currently sixteen active wildfires burning in Northern California. Esri's Waze Alerts and Wildfires interactive map uses live data from USGS and Waze, to show the locations of active wildfires and traffic alerts for Northern California.

The active fire data displayed on the map comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group. This data provides a near real-time understanding of the situation on the ground. The location and status of the active fires is updated throughout the day as new information is gathered by first responders.

The traffic alerts, which comes from data generated from Waze users, is updated every two minutes. This information includes the locations of Waze's system-generated traffic jam alerts and user-reported traffic incidents (including jams, accidents, hazards, construction, potholes, roadkill, stopped vehicles, objects on road, and missing signs). The traffic alerts are shown using clustered markers. Zoom-in on the larger markers to reveal the individual traffic alerts on the map.

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