Wildfire

Canadian Geospatial Briefing July 19th, Drone spraying research promising; B.C. wildfire map; Manitoba Infrastructure Projects Map; N.B. COVID dashboard; New database of P.E.I. trails maps

Drone spraying research promising Drone spraying would be ideal for touch-ups and misses in a field after a large sprayer…

Responding to Wildfires and Emergencies: Increasing Situational Awareness with Avenza Maps and Geospatial Data

In Canada, an estimated 3,600 wildfires burned approximately 581,004 acres in 2020 alone.1 Similarly, in the United States, an estimated…

Post-Wildfire Landscape Metrics & Transition Characteristics in Cariboo Regional District, 2017

The summer of 2017 marked one of the worst fire seasons in British Columbia’s history. By October, wildfires had covered…

Hatfield releases R-BAM algorithm to all Canadian wildfire agencies

The Rapid Burned Area Mapping (R-BAM) technology was developed over the last three years by Hatfield Consultants and aims to…

Fire GIS Uses Maps, Data, & Social Media–A Hot Tool for BC Residents, Travellers

Every summer in British Columbia, along with long days, sunshine, heat, and little rain comes an all-too-familiar reality: hundreds of…

Seeing Through Wildfire Smoke in Fort McMurray, Alberta with Infrared Imaging

Images of the massive wildfire that engulfed Fort McMurray, Alberta earlier this year have been seared into our collective consciousness.…

UAV Technology in the Canadian Forestry Sector

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry is soaring! Civilian drones are being applied in various global industries ranging from agriculture…