GIS Solution Helps Mountain Area Safety Taskforce Quell Southern California Blaze

GIS Solution Helps Mountain Area Safety Taskforce Quell Southern California Blaze

by / December 29, 2004 0
In the fall of 2003, Santa Ana winds whipped several small fires into an inferno in Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest.

As the blaze raged for nearly a week, the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce (MAST), which had begun preparing for such an emergency months before, used GIS technology to direct firefighting efforts, track the fire's progress, guide evacuations, monitor traffic, assess dam