Many of you know that I use GPS data to make drawings and I am a huge fan of Google Earth. Yesterday I found a great set of directions on how to How to use satellite data to track Las Conchas fire. The directions take you to the Forest Service Active Fire mapping program where you can see where the fires are all over the country, and it overlays it to Google Earth.
I made these two maps of the Los Chonchas Fire, one yesterday and one today, StoneTrigger Press is where I live and the name of my new printmaking studio. The red squares are fires located in the last 0-6 hours, dark orange 6-12 hours, orange 12-24 hours and yellow the last 6 days. It could become obsessive to track the new fires as they happen but fortunately we have some blue sky this morning and I am going to get out and enjoy it until the smoke moves in forcing me back indoors.
This map is from July 1, a different view and now the 103,800 acres, or 162 square miles.The largest on NM history.