Sparkprojects | And YOU can Help Fight Fires!

Guatemala City

Awards & Nominations

Sparkprojects has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Local Peoples' Choice Winner
Global Nominee

The Challenge | And YOU can Help Fight Fires!

Build a fire-monitoring and crowdsourcing tool that will allow local fire managers to respond to wildfires.

Alerta Fuego GT

Using the data provided by NASA, map the possible points where a wildfire may exist so local authorities can take the necessary actions to combat and prevent the spread of wildfires.


The project

The webpage maps the points of the wildfires in the area, making a filter with the latitude and longitude of the country selected, the confidence of the wildfire and the acquired date of the data. Any person can alert of a wildfire by simply pressing a button and giving permission to get their location by GPS. Also, by making the alert on the webpage, automatically makes a tweet on your timeline with the authorities in charge of extinguish the wildfire labeled.

As a next step is to implement a program made in OpenCV which can detect wildfires by means of the cameras in drones send by local teams to reduce cost and time spent verifying a wildfires.


Github repository


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.