Online fire map live streams key NSW bushfire information

23 Oct 2013

A detailed and highly accurate online NSW Bushfire Community Map  has been launched to keep the public informed about evacuation centres, air quality, traffic control issues, emergency alerts, school closures and the current status of the numerous bushfires that continue to threaten NSW communities.

MapData Services and Esri Australia have partnered to create the interactive map, which features official, up-to-date data from the Rural Fire Service (RFS), State Emergency Service (SES), Office of Environment and Heritage, Transport for NSW and other key government agencies.

The map also features real-time social media feeds, with geo-located Twitter updates providing an eye-witness account of what’s unfolding in affected areas.

The map is freely available to government agencies, media and members of the public to access, share and embed in their own websites.

Members of the public can add their own updates to the NSW Bushfire Community Map by enabling location services on their social media accounts and smartphone and using fire-related hashtags such as #nswfires.

Please note: the NSW Bushfire Community Map is no longer accessible. For more information on emergency services support, please contact MapData Services on +61 2 8436 2800.

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