Vital Information for Fire Disaster Assistance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – June 14, 2013 – GISi has launched a detailed public information map tool, powered by Esri and created and maintained by GISi developer Joe Pfeffer, to help aid in disaster assistance for the Black Forest Fire that has spread in parts of central Colorado.

In addition to zoom and pan capabilities, the interactive map provides location-based information on the following:

  • Disaster assistance centers
  • Public evacuation shelters
  • Food donation sites
  • Distribution centers
  • RVs/campers sites
  • Food assistance sites
  • Mail pickup areas
  • Reduced rate lodging
  • Small animal shelters
  • Large/exotic animal shelters (and indicates whether it’s open or full)
  • Structure status – whether homes are partially damaged or destroyed
  • Evacuation areas – mandatory, voluntary, and pre-evacuation
  • Current wind speeds
  • Current fire perimeters

GISi hopes users will find the map to be a useful resource for all in need of public data regarding this natural disaster. The interactive map can be found at and will be updated as further information becomes publically available.

About GISi

GISi is an award-winning GIS professional services firm located in Birmingham, Ala., with offices throughout the United States. GISi has a passion for delivering customer driven location technology solutions to federal, state and local governments, and commercial organizations. To learn more, visit or call (205) 941-0442.

Rachel Ankersen, Marketing Coordinator, GISi
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