Gap Fire Maps
The first map is updated and compiled by Ray Ford, based on his daily reporting from the Gap Fire. The second map is a brilliant effort by Erika Bildsten based on public information. The last map is the most current we have, issued by Santa Barbara County.
Clicking on this link will take you to an animated map which shows the first five days of Gap Fire growth, July 1 -- 5.
The maps can be played with, showing three different views: Colored map, satellite picture, and terrain (topographical). Plus and minus buttons zoom you in and out, and clicking on colors and points reveals further information.
Google source map is *here* (by Ray Ford)
Erika says of her map, "This is my best approximation of the Gap Fire evacuation zones based on Santa Barbara County press releases. This is NOT an official document, nor does it necessarily reflect the minutia of the evacuation areas. This is only a rough visual guide.
"I have also included information kiosk sites, landmarks, shelters, and mask distribution sites."
Google source map is *here* (by Erika Bildsten)
Last update, July 9, 2008 (morning)