Awards & Nominations

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

Global Nominee

The Challenge | Spot That Fire!

Build a crowdsourcing tool for citizens to contribute to early detection, verification, tracking, visualization, and notification of wildfires.


Wildfire reporting, tracking, visualisation and notification system

Bless Us

Fireport is a wildfire reporting, tracking, visualization and notification system.

From the user perspective there are web and mobile apps where you can:

  • report wildfires;
  • subscribe for a fire alarm notifications in your or any custom location;
  • track fires worldwide on the real-time map. The data comes from user reports and NASA FIRMS.

Internally our system is based on a data server running Elasticsearch and Kibana to process and visualize data respectively, and an app server which is the back-end for web and mobile apps.

There were many other features in our minds which we didn’t have time to implement:

  • fire detection on a single image - partially implemented (accuracy 76%);
  • social network feed parsing to detect wildfire events (filter by “fire” related keywords, hashtags, date; detect fire on attached image);
  • telegram bot for fire reporting;
  • fire spread prediction using wind, surface, vegetation (forest areas), temperature data.


Project source:


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.