Sunday, August 23, 2009

Greece Wildfires on Google Maps

Greece Wildfires Map

In Athens several thousand residents in the city's northern suburbs have been forced to leave their homes because of a number of wildfires threatening the Greek capital. An area over 50km wide has been affected by the fires.

This Google Map uses data from MODIS to show the fires that have been active in the last 24 hours. Clicking on a fire map marker reveals details about the exact latitude and longitude of the fire and when the fire data was added to MODIS.

The map was created by Spiros Vathis. Spiros has written a brief article about how he was able to quickly create this Google Maps mashup, which he says has had over 3,000 hits in less than a day.

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