Utilizing GIS in Wildland Firefighting
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Karina Zavaleta-Abel
With climate change and drought prevalent across California there is increasing demand for access to accurate and timely information about wildfire incidents. While official channels of information may be delayed, volunteered geographic information is near real-time. This project assessed the accuracy information provided by fire fighters on the front lines utilizing a wildland firefighter social media group.