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Red Cross Offers Interactive Tool to Access and Track Live, Wildfire Information

By [email protected] - 28th October 2015 - 10:34

The American Red Cross has launched an interactive online map that consolidates multiple sources of disaster data into a real-time, interactive tool to get information and updates about the Western Wildfires. The tool is a high-tech, user-friendly visual database for media and the public to learn the size and scope of current disasters and locate services such as Red Cross shelters. The Red Cross âMap Journalâ pulls together in one location multiple layers of Geographic Information System (GIS) data from the Red Cross and government sources. Members of the public can use the maps to access services. Red Cross workers can use the maps to help in their plans to deliver their services. The Map Journal leverages the power of Esriâs ArcGIS Online Technology to create a customizable web mapping application that is also mobile friendly.