The articles seeks to illustrate the methodology used for the elaboration of the risk map, starting from cartographic bases, in order to obtain a product in raster format that allows rapid spatial analysis in a GIS environment for processing. It is based on the work previously presented "Methodology and Processing of the Model for the Forest Fire Risk Map".
Ever since there have been forests, there have been wildfires spreading through them. With changing climates also come increasing risks of wildfires. The year 2022 was the second worst year on record in Europe from 2006 to 2022 according to the European Forest Fires Information Service, and 2021 and 2023 have also had cumulative burnt areas above the average of this time period.
The immense wildfires that recently devastated northeastern Greece have underscored the critical need for advanced tools to monitor and manage such ecological disasters. As of August 28th, a staggering 80,000 hectares were decimated in the Evros region, marking the largest wildfire in Greece in over two decades.