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California wildfires 2017 - Thomas Fire analysis

The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that started in early December 2017 in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and grew into California's largest fire ever.

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import arcgis
from arcgis import *
from arcgis.mapping import MapImageLayer
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gis = GIS(url='', username='arcgis_python', password='amazing_arcgis_123') 

Visualize the extent of damage

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from ipywidgets import *

postfire = MapImageLayer('')

def side_by_side(address):
    location = geocode(address)[0]

    satmap1 =
    satmap1.basemap = 'satellite'

    satmap2 =

    satmap1.layout=Layout(flex='1 1', padding='6px', height='450px')
    satmap2.layout=Layout(flex='1 1', padding='6px', height='450px')

    box = HBox([satmap1, satmap2])
    return box

Nob Hill, Ventura, CA

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side_by_side('Montclair Dr, Ventura, CA')

Vista Del Mar Hospital, Ventura, CA

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side_by_side('801 Seneca St, Ventura, CA 93001')