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GeoMAC Wildfire MappingEntry ID: GeoMAC_Wildfire
Abstract: The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group (Geo-MAC), is an internet-based mapping tool originally designed for fire managers to access online maps of current fire locations in the United States. Using a standard web browser, users can download fire information to pinpoint affected fire areas.
In order to give fire managers near real-time information, fire perimeter data is updated daily ... based upon input from incident intelligence sources, GPS data, infrared (IR) imagery from fixed wing and satellite platforms. The GeoMAC web site allows users in remote locations to manipulate map information displays, zoom in and out to display fire information at various scales and detail, and print hard copy maps for use in fire information and media briefings, dispatch offices and coordination centers. The fire maps also have relational databases in which the user can display information on individual fires such as name of the fire, current acreage and other fire status information.
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