23 October 2007
As the fires increase in size I wish there is something I can do to help. While I am unable to provide direct support to those fleeing the flames I'm still hoping to contribute something.
After a frustrating search for resources showing where the fire has burned and is burning I decided to make my own map with the help from Google Maps.
Here is the result:
Southern California Wildfire Map
It is a work in progress but I wanted to get it out as soon as possible to maybe help cut through the confusion that is certainly gripping the hundreds of thousands evacuated. PLEASE READ THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM! There I describe exactly what the data shown on the map actually represents.
The fire data comes from http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/
KPBS.org in San Diego does have a really great Google Map but it only covers the SD area.
Please give me any suggestions for improving the map in the comments section.
My heart goes out to the evacuees, firefighters, and police officers as they work through this unimaginably difficult time.
Posted by Jon M. at 22:24
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