Wednesday, July 12, 2006

GIS Junkies!

GIS (Geographical Information System) junkies listen up! (And all you Google Maps addicts out there lend an ear as well.)

Natural Resources Canada's Canadian Forest Service (CFS) has launched (in typical quiet low-brow Canadian fashion) an online service called Forest Fire in Canada.

It is a powerful information system that combines the power of geographical information-gathering and remote-sensing of ground activities to create a comprehensive picture of forest fires occurring across North America.

It's no longer just about fighting fires - it's about fire management. Knowing and understanding how forest fires will affect the socio-economical landscape of the country.

Check it out: Forest Fire in Canada.

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I am an information professional, researcher, and writer with over eight years experience in the information services field with experience in information and communication technology.

I have a B.A. in History and a Master's in Library and Information Studies and working on a Web and Multimedia Design certificate.

I believe that empowering people with information can enrich lives and transform the world.