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Fighting fires with real-time open data

Fogos is a platform that shows users an overview of fires across Portugal by visualising data on a map.
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Discover Fogos, a platform that provides users with a real-time overview of current fires across Portugal. The service visualises data on a map and includes additional information about the fire, such as its intensity, a twitter feed about the fire, weather data of the affected area, a timeline of the fire outbreak, and data about actions undertaken to fight the fire (i.e. the deployment of the fire brigade, number of people and fire fighting vehicles). Moreover, the platform has a section for national risk prevention and contributes to the management of forest fire risks. Fogos collects data from the Portuguese Civil Protection.

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