Tracking fires with technology


Computerworld recently published an article focusing on the technologies being used to track fires.  While many of the community based maps showing fire areas are currently in the spotlight, this article outlines some of the GPS and GIS based technologies being used by fire personnel and researchers to map fuel loads and to track and control fires.  Several academics have been instrumental in helping with mapping and developing applications to understand fire behavior and history.  Max Moritz from the University of California, Berkeley has developed the fire engine tool kit which available to help firefighters and homeowners.


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