Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Black Forest Fire Maps and Datasets: Interactive Tool

Black Forest Fire Maps! GISi has launched a detailed public information map tool, powered by Esri and created and maintained by GISi developer Joe Pfeffer, to help aid in disaster assistance for the Black Forest Fire that has spread in parts of central Colorado. In addition to zoom and pan capabilities, the interactive map provides location-based information on the following:

    Disaster assistance centers
    Public evacuation shelters
    Food donation sites
    Distribution centers
    RVs/campers sites
    Food assistance sites
    Mail pickup areas
    Reduced rate lodging
    Small animal shelters
    Large/exotic animal shelters (and indicates whether it’s open or full)
    Structure status – whether homes are partially damaged or destroyed
    Evacuation areas – mandatory, voluntary, and pre-evacuation
    Current wind speeds
    Current fire perimeters

GISi hopes users will find the map to be a useful resource for all in need of public data regarding this natural disaster.  The interactive map can be found at blackforestfire.gisinc.com and will be updated as further information becomes publically available.


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