Recall, we recently shared a blog post that prodvided pointers to public wildfire incident updates along with 10 useful wildfire maps and webmaps of interest. Building on this, Esri has just shared details of another new map to help inform the public. Using live data from USGS and Waze, this Esri interactive map visualizes active wildfire locations and traffic alerts for Northern California.
About the data
Active fire data displays the locations of large fire incidents in Northern California. Data is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group and is intended to give near real-time understanding of the situation on the ground. Location and status of active fires is updated throughout the day as new information is gathered by first responders.
Data from Waze is reported by users of Waze and updated every 2 minutes. This data, provided by Waze through the Connected Citizens Program, contains filtered data for affected area including system-generated traffic jams and user-reported traffic incidents (including jams, accidents, hazards, construction, potholes, roadkill, stopped vehicles, objects on road, and missing signs).
Source of webmap: Esri: http://go.esri.com/CAwildfire
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