3D Illustration Map of Fire History in Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Fire Intensity Map
This oblique view, created by GreenInfo's Louis Jaffe, shows the progression a hug fire that occurred in Pt. Reyes National Seashore in 1982 (map created for Bay Nature magazine).
Client:   Bay Nature

A huge fire in California's Pt. Reyes National Seashore burned a vast area in 1995. A decade later, Bay Nature magazine took stock of the ecological changes wrought by the fire and asked GreenInfo to created a map visualization.

Bay Nature magazine is a quarterly publication that covers the natural history and current affairs of the San Francisco Bay region. This map was prepared as an 11x17" centerfold to illustrate a story on the changes that have occurred since a major fire (around Mt Vision) in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. In the 10 years since the fire scorched most a large section of the heavily visited and mountainous seashore there has been substantial ecological restoration.

The map was prepared by Louis Jaffe of GreenInfo, working with our GIS staff to export the spatial information needed. GIS software was used for mocking up the map, and illustration software was used for the final art. The map was used in a special supplement to Bay Nature magazine.

Results: GreenInfo's fire map helped Bay Nature succeed with its coverage of ecological restoration after a massive wildfire.

Focus:   Environment  

Services:  GIS Services, Maps, Cartography 

Tags:   Adobe Illustrator, Bay Nature, Esri ArcGIS, Fire, Pt. Reyes  

Project Years: 2005

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