Inspired by the topic of public safety, more precisely the recent wildfires that killed innocent people in California who were too late. The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
What it does
Our website has a map that actively tracks wildfires in the United States using data from NASA. We include resources to help people before and during a fire. We also round the user's coordinates to include a 70 mile radius. We built an interface which can receive user input which would later translate into a program that can automatically alert someone if they are near a threatened area. We have a button that shows the alert. In addition, using geocoding, we can get the user's latitude and longitude.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We could not figure how to search or traverse the excel file to compare our locations with the location of the fires.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
As first time Hackathon competitors and coders, we were able to create a fully functional website with extra links and features. We are proud that we were able to get past basic HTML and include user interactions.
What we learned
What's next for Project Ignite
We want to make it such that the code reads through the data in the Excel file and gives the user an alert based on latitude and longitude. We would also like to make a mobile app in the future.