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There is a mapping tool that is helping Santa Rosa residents find out whether their home was destroyed in the deadly wildfires. (KGO-TV)

There is a mapping tool that is helping Santa Rosa residents find out whether their home was destroyed in the deadly wildfires.

This is really valuable if you're an evacuee and haven't been able to see your home. Just to be clear, the map shows which homes are standing and which are burned. The red areas are vegetation, and are not on fire.

Click here for an interactive map showing which homes are still standing.

The developer, Robin Kraft, created a special map with 'Mapbox' which utilizes the latest satellite imagery available. He did this by using an open data set provided by a company called Digital Globe.

When using the tool, it's important to note the red sections on the map are vegetation, and not to be confused with fire or any areas that were destroyed by the fire. The spots and/or sections of gray signify the homes and business that have been reduced to rubble.




The map has been so popular, that at one point, the system crashed Friday morning. Kraft worked with Mapbox to create a more stable version and upgraded it to include a 'search by address' feature which has come in handy for evacuees.

The developer is now asking companies with access to satellite images to share them so that he update the data set with the newest information. As of Friday evening, the tool is currently using imagery from midday Wednesday.

Click here for a direct link to map.

Click here for full coverage on the North Bay fires.

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