Jess Lee, Product Manager of Google Maps produced a blogpost on the official Google site that really does open your eyes to the true value of a online mapping system.
The devastating wildfires in Southern California have burned more than 373,000 acres of land; 350,000 homes have been evacuated.
Lots of people have pulled together to make maps with information about the fires, including the burn zones, evacuation alerts, evacuation centres, safe areas, and closed roads.
Below is an an example of one of the most widely-used fire maps in Google Maps. We hope everyone is safe and that relief comes soon.