First, as a resident of San Diego, our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our friends and fellow Southern California families who are experiencing losses with the four blazing fires that have swept through the San Diego county.
It was also really cool to see how the community was able to use Google Maps to help update the public on tracking the fire and showing where the evacuation centers are. In all honesty, I had no idea that the API could be used for such a useful, detailed map. Hats off to Google.
(photo by Eduardo Contreras/San Diego Union-Tribune/Zuma Press. copyright 2007 San Diego Union-Tribune)