Google Earth Views of California

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As the fires rage on in Southern California a lot of information helpful to locals and those with loved ones in the area is coming online. Google’s LatLong Blog has posted a round-up of imagery-rich KML files that can be used to learn more about the affected areas.

As the fires in Southern California continue to spread, our data providers have gathered updated imagery of the affected areas. We are making this imagery taken on October 22nd available as a Google Earth overlay, and will continue to update the imagery as it becomes available. Our thoughts are with the communities displaced by this tragedy.

Thanks to DigitalGlobe for their fast work.

Update (9:02 PM): Thanks to NASA and the US Forest Service, overlays of the fire perimeters and thermal infrared imagery, both captured today, are now viewable in Google Earth.

Update (12:40 AM): The San Diego Regional Emergency Operations Center has provided us with valuable information including fire perimeters, mandatory evacuation areas and re-opened areas.

If you have not yet downloaded Google Earth, you can do so here.

Our thoughts go to the people affected by the fires.

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