BC wildfire intelligence images released to public free of charge



    VICTORIA, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Range and Bearing Environmental Resource
Mapping Corporation is releasing current thermal infrared images of BC's most
dangerous wildfires to the public, free of charge. The images will be captured
by airborne technicians every night for the next several nights, and published
on the company's website: www.awis.ca
    The images of fire activity show the terrain where the fire is burning,
right down to individual groups of burning trees and other fuels. This will
let the public know exactly which areas are most threatened, and which areas
are out of danger.
    Company president Doug Campbell says Range and Bearing is offering the
images as a public service. "We recently lost our BC contract to provide these
images because the US Forest Service is able to undercut our price, being
subsidized by the US Federal government. But we've leased our aircraft and
paid our crew, so rather than have them sit on the ground with nothing to do,
we thought we'd at least provide some fire intelligence to the residents of
BC."
    High-resolution perimeter mapping, historical progressions, and 3-D
images mapped onto Google Earth, are also available from Range and Bearing,
and can be requested by phone or online.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Doug Campbell, President, Range
and Bearing Environmental Resource Mapping Corporation, (mobile) (250)
812-3709

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