Google has introduced a fire layer for maps, allowing users around the world to keep a close eye on multiple fires at once. The technology giant says this creates the new feature Fire Boundary Map It was launched in the United States last year and is designed to help people make “quick, informed decisions during emergencies.” As soon as the level is enabled, users will see wildfires in their location – tapping on any of them will result in an emergency website link, helpline number, and deportation details provided by the local government.
If found, the tool will show details about the fire, including its control, the acre that has already been burned, and the information that was last reported. Level of Fire will begin a global rollout on Android devices this week and on iOS devices and PCs in October. Although it will display the largest fire – the kind that needs to be removed worldwide – it will have the ability to display small incidents in the United States for information provided by the National Inter-Agency Fire Center. Google plans to detail this level in more places starting next month in Australia.
Also, Google is expanding the information available through its Tree Canopy tool. At the moment, it can only provide data for 15 cities in the United States, but it will be able to show data for 100 cities in the world by 2022. The city at greatest risk of rapidly rising temperatures. It can help local governments focus on where to plant trees and where to fight climate change. Los Angeles authorities, for example, are already using the tool to help the city’s tree canopy grow by 50 percent by 20228. Although Google has not said which cities will be able to use the tool within the next year, Guadalajara, London, Sydney and Toronto are on the list.
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