How To View Fire Data in Google Earth

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN VIEW WILDLAND FIRE DATA ON GOOGLE EARTH WITH YOUR HOME COMPUTER?

There are two different methods for viewing current fires using infrared data and Google Earth on your home computer.

Inciweb has an interactive map from Google Earth on each fire’s main information page. This map is viewable without having to download Google Earth to your computer. Once you’re on the information page you can scroll and follow the fire perimeter on the map, as well as zoom to various locations by using the arrows in the upper left corner of the map.

You can also download Google Earth onto your personal computer to view additional wildland fire data. This will allow you to see the fire from various ground level perspectives and it will help you understand distances and areas involved from a 3-D perspective. Fire information such as location, movement, heat and size is layered onto very detailed maps for you to use. Landmarks and other notable features in the community are also displayed to allow for easy reference points in and around the fire. Use the links below to access data; have Google Earth open on your computer before opening these layers. To download Google Earth visit google.com/earth

LINKS FOR WILDLAND FIRE DATA IN GOOGLE EARTH

http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/googleearth.php

http://www.geomac.gov/asp-bin/GeomacKML/getKML.aspx

http://nirops.fs.fed.us/

http://geta.firenet.gov/web-links

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7 responses to “How To View Fire Data in Google Earth

  1. nunya business

    All wild fire links are worthless.

  2. useless. Links don’t work and you don’t at all provide any info how to view fires in google earth

    • Emarocchi

      I had the same issue – click on the links and it tells me they’re not available. Just a blank page. I had Google earth open in another window. Tried cutting/pasting into another window – same result.

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