Services that track wildfire spread and trajectory can provide such information and issue related alerts. The information obtained from current services is often stale and ineffective in helping people determine whether they are likely to be harmed by the fire. Moreover, such information is not in a form that lay persons can easily grasp, thus making it difficult for them to derive actionable insight from the received information. This disclosure describes techniques to leverage satellite imagery to automatically detect and outline the boundaries of large fires. The outlined boundaries are updated regularly and surfaced as appropriate within various pertinent applications and platforms such as in digital maps, virtual assistant interfaces, search results, social media, etc.
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Schlesinger, Mor; Giencke, Pete; Restif, Christophe; and Hoffman, Avi, "Detecting and Outlining Potential Wildfire Areas via Satellite Imagery", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 19, 2021)