From GEO Jobe GIS – Recall, recently we shared the story of how our friends and colleagues at Esri small business startup, Echosec, supported their lead developer in building a BC wildfire public information ArcGIS online resource in order to help keep the public informed and safe. Building on that and after searching for additional resources, the following is a list of useful map and webmap resources providing real-time and near real-time information, news, updates, and other data of interest. As resources are found, this list will continue to grow (please feel free to share your tips to be included here)
BC Government – BC Wildfire Service map of Active Wildfires
BC Firemap Plus, helps the public to be informed about wildfire dangers, emergency response resources and more. Esri Startup program company Echosec director of product development, Neil Johnston, had a personal interest and used his skills to quickly pull together public, open data and make it available to all.
FireWork – To help Canadians anticipate wildfire smoke events, Environment and Climate Change Canada has developed FireWork, a smoke prediction system that operates during the wildfire season and makes it possible to include wildfire smoke in air quality forecasts. Current conditions are updated every hour in your community’s Air Quality Health Index.
Continue reading and see the entire list of Wildfire resources and map HERE – if you have resources to suggested please contact @geojobegis
Source: GEO Jobe