Wildfire Open Data is Driving Innovation and Improving Public Safety

November 10, 2021 4:15 pm

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The wildland fire open data site is changing how people stay informed about wildfires in their area and across the country. This publicly-available data is driving the creation of innovative tools by private-sector companies like Google and the New York Times while also making information widely available for individuals. The need for this information is apparent. Over a two-month period during the height of this summer’s record-setting fire season, a single dataset from the site was accessed 1.2 billion times.

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