Google Adds Near Real-time Wildfire Boundaries to Search and Maps

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Google has added near real-time wildfire boundary information to Google Maps. When users look for wildfires for a location or for the name of a wildfire, Google Search will display a map showing that wildfire’s approximate boundary. Wildfire boundaries are mapped by Google using Google Earth Engine to analyze and map NOAA’s GOES satellites sensor that detect hot spots created by wildfires. When users search for a specific wildfire or for wildfires in a location (e.g. ‘Bay Area wildfire’), Google Search results will include any relevant and current wildfire maps. The data is updated about every hour.

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Google has added near real-time wildfire boundaries to its maps.
Google has added near real-time wildfire boundaries to its maps.


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