The amazing data created by aerial imaging using infrared cameras is a modern technological miracle. Teams of experts acquire and perform a process called orthorectification, which makes the camera images usable in a modern Geographic Information System (GIS). The result is extremely accurate heat perimeter information to assist and support firefighting teams in controlling these uncontrolled burns.
This map does not show the area burned today, 6-24-2012, but it is a precision image of the fire at the time of the overflight, and gives a very good idea of the proximity of the fire to Manitou Springs and the Garden of the Gods. As this fire progresses, Black Ice Geospatial will update the map with the latest information so viewers may see how we create cartography that helps to Visualize Unseen Information©.
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