Chris (Fern) Ferner

Fern is the Wildland Fire Specialist on Esri's Public Safety Team. She has worked professionally in forestry and wildland fire GIS for 20 years. In addition to being passionate about helping people map during high-stress events she also loves dogsledding, traveling, conservation, and photography.

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Be Wildfire Aware with this new application

Esri's Wildfire Aware application brings together 22 layers to facilitate understanding about wildfires and surrounding areas.

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Apply Filters During Wildfire Season

Disaster Response Program wildfire map is updated using filters to display fewer fires when zoomed to the entire western US.

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2021 USA Wildfires Live Feed Update

The Esri ArcGIS Living Atlas team has updated this layer with additional incident age fields as well as changes to the cartography. 

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Using Arcade to Extract Meaning from Satellite Fire Detections

Explore different ways of symbolizing wildfire detections using Arcade and NASA's VIIRS layer available in Living Atlas.

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New Wildfire and Weather Map for Public Information

Public information map and app for viewing and sharing wildfire data.

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Improve Your Wildfire Maps with These New Layers

The USA Current Wildfires layers in Living Atlas provide an upgrade from the GeoMAC services that were retired by the USGS.

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