NorCal Wildfire Maps – Resources, WebMaps and WildFire Public Information Updates

Sadly we are once again witnessing another terrible tragedy unfolding, this time in the Northern California wine country region just north of San Francisco, CA. The wildfires ravaging the area are fast moving, deadly, and violent and we hope our friends and colleagues in the area are all safe. There’s many resources to help inform the public and provide real-time and near real-time information and safety tips.


Wildfire Public Information Map

View continuously updated information about wildfires and their perimeters from the USGS and other agencies. You can also see live weather warnings and wind information from NOAA, as well as live weather radar from AccuWeather. Get a local perspective on events by turning on geotagged social media from Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr on the Layers tab.

The United States Forest Service (USFS) fights wildfires and other natural disasters in more than 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, totaling an estimated 193 million acres or 30% of all federally-managed lands. Every year thousands of acres of forests are engulfed in fires

Live Fire WebApp, developed in WebAppbuilder for ArcGIS – A clever and informative data resource put together by user pjdohertygis. A number of data layers have been collected and shared here including: Fire locations, reports, MODIS hot spots, hospitals, emergency shelters and more.

 Live Fire Web App
Live Fire Web App

San Francisco Chronicle, Interactive Map: Wine Country Fires

Interactive map: Wine Country fires

California Wildfires Tablet Command web app

California Wildfires

County of Sonoma Road Closure Map – View information about detours, closures and incidents that are affecting traffic flow

Nevada County Incident Map

NAPA County Fire Incident Map

Napa County Fire Incident Map

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services October Fires Situation Awareness Map

Fires Situation Awareness

10 more useful wildfire incident and mapping resources:

  1. Read more about how the USFS is using PDF Maps
  2. The Wildfire Activity Map in ArcGIS Online
  3. CalFire – active wildfire mapping system
  4. Esri wildfire response system
  5. GeoMAC Wildfire viewer
  6. InciWeb Incident information system
  7. USGS real-time wildfire information
  8. Mapbox mapping wildfires with data feeds
  9. Global incident wildfire maps
  10. Active Fire Mapping Program

What online map resources do you use to monitor and track wildfire activity? Please do share with us on twitter @geojobegis

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