This project is an effort to provide a simple yet usable map of the NSW RFS Current Fires and Incidents.
History / Motivation
The initial prototype of this was conceived, designed and built during the October 17th 2013 bushfires around Sydney.
I, like many other people, was keeping a close eye on the Current Fires and Incidents map on the RFS web site to gather vital information about where fires were so I could plan which areas to avoid.
I was frustrated by the tiny map offered on the RFS web site and the poor usability of the map component. Clicking each marker gave you a popup which filled the whole map window making it very hard to close again and pan around.
So I set off and quickly hacked together the basics to take the data from their map and place it on a full screen Leaflet powered map. Currently map.rfs.nsw.gov.au goes nowhere, so I built the website I expected to get by going to such address.
This is a very simple almost textbook use of Leaflet and I'm very pleased with how easy it actually was to get working.
There are many potential avenues for further development. Including,
- Popup on mouse hover
- Subscribe to updates within an area
- Stats/overview of current fires
- Historical data display
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