GEOMAC: almost-real-time fire maps online
- Now THIS is cool (so to speak):
Go to http://wildfire.usgs.gov/ for "GEOMAC" on almost-real-time mapping
site for allocating firefighting resources...there's a drop-down to select
which active fire you're interested in.
Per the page: GeoMAC is an internet based mapping application, originally
designed for firefighting coordination centers and incident command teams to
access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters using standard
web browsers such as Netscape Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
However, with the growing concern of the western wildland fires, we are
offering the application to the general public. We hope that you find this
important information both timely and helpful.
--signed The GeoMAC Team"
http://www.snowcrest.net/marnells/lafire.htm <<~~ Southern California Fire
Comms, Links & headlines
According to Robert Plantrich, Incident Commander for the GeoMAC, "The
initial goal of the GeoMAC is to implement an Internet-based map
application to aid in the allocation of firefighting resources to the
most critical incidents. These maps will enable fire personnel to
obtain a quick snapshot of near real-time fire hazards."