Click on the image or this link to explore the seismic networks of Colorado. Click on the individual network locations to learn more about each specific seismometer location:
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WARNING: Black Ice Geospatial LLC is not responsible or liable in any way for the use you may make of the supplied file. It is strictly a development example showing how information may be combined using advanced GIS techniques to provide a new way of visualizing critical information in times of crisis. Please use the data responsibly. It must be understood that the image quality is the best available under the circumstances, and that we are developing protocols that will result in better images as quickly as possible. Any support that you can provide to expand and improve our efforts would be greatly appreciated. Please call 970-480-7740 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. What we need is parcel data provided by county authorities, aerial imagery (Digital Globe or GeoEye, are you listening?) and a small amount of funding to use for improved tools for API development.
Only a single neighborhood is shown so far in this example of the initial development using this technique. Our deepest sympathies to the people who lost their homes on Mirror Lake Court and Hot Springs Court in Colorado Springs. If you have property on these streets, this was the first neighborhood for which we were able to acquire an aerial image. Here are instructions to view your property and see if it was involved in the area of the fire. The pink shaded area is the burn area of the fire developed from infrared images, and the photo overlay is courtesy of the Denver Post.
Instructions for use:
1 – Make certain Google Earth is installed on your computer. If you do not have it, use this link: Google Earth Download
2 – Download the KMZ file with the images of wildfire damage from the link above. Store it in a known location in your hard disk. Link: Waldo Canyon – Wildfire Damage – Google Earth file
3 – Open Google Earth and select “File – Open”. Navigate to the downloaded KMZ file and select it.
4 – Using the “Fly To” Search field, enter the address you wish to view. Google Earth will fly you to a hover view over this location.
5 – Use the screen navigation controls to zoom in and out. The image layer may be turned on and off in the Places window to the left of the Google Earth view window to facilitate understanding the data in the image.
This method of viewing the wildfire damage was requested by several phone callers who wanted to know if there was a satellite technology that could give them some idea of whether their property had been affected in the fire. The technology certainly exists, but all resources must be prioritized by the authorities to mitigate and control further fire damage – public notification is necessarily a secondary goal in these situations. This viewing and geographic search protocol is to give people some of that capability as quickly as possible to allow them to make necessary plans to deal with this terrible tragedy, and to illustrate how Black ice Geospatial is Visualizing Unseen Information©.]]>
A Google Earth file is not yet available from the Fire Incident Command. Please use this link to download a KMZ file of the 6/24/2012 fire perimeter created by Black Ice. Thanks to our readers for commenting and asking that this be created. Waldo Canyon Google Earth file – 6/24/2012]]>