New interactive Firewise Mapper (beta version) is now available

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jun 8, 2012


Map 1 - Firewise Communities/USA sites and Active Fires (click on link or map to access the Firewise Mapper)


Map 2  Firewise Advisors and NFPA's Firewise offices (Click on link or map to open)

A new interactive Firewise® Mapper (Beta version) using the ESRI ArcGIS Explorer Online platform is now available.  This new tool was primarily designed to identify and locate recognized Firewise Communities/USA® sites throughout the nation.  The user friendly interface lets you navigate around and zoom to a specific site and with the left click of the mouse additional information about a specific site can be accessed through a ‘pop-up’ window. 

There are several other static and dynamic layers integrated into the map and include theGeoMAC (Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination) active fire perimeter layer; the FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System)  MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)  Hotspot layer that collect real-time information from two satellites orbiting the earth tracking areas of intense heat, and the RMRS (Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station) wildland  fire risk potential layer.  Due to the fact that this map is still in the development phase, please send Hylton Haynes any edits to the location of your community or for any questions.

For quick help on using the Mapper, check out these instructions, and use ESRI's blog and video support to easily navigate the map.