Zhong, X., Duckham, M., Chong, D, and Tolhurst, K. (2016). Real-Time Estimation of Wildfire Perimeters from Curated Crowdsourcing. Scientific Reports. 6: 24206.
The authors describe an automated technique for real-time tracking of wildfire perimeters based on publicly available crowdsourced data collected from telephone calls to emergency services. This data allowed them to detect and track perimeters in real time, accurately, in two wildfires years apart.