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Webinar: Discover NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)

Through NASA FIRMS, users can interactively view fire data via the Fire Map, search for both VIIRS and MODIS active fires/hotspots and sign-up to receive automated Fire Email Alerts for their geographic areas of interest. Join us to learn more!

Event Details

Presenter: Diane Davies, LANCE Operations Manager

Event Date(s) and Time(s):

  • May 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT - May 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

Hosted by: NASA EOSDIS

Organized by: EOSDIS Communications Team

Event Type: Webinar

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A key resource for wildland firefighters and managers around the world is NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), which is part of NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). NASA FIRMS provides Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)- and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)-derived active fire /hotspot data in easy to use formats. It was originally designed to get data in to the hands of natural resource managers, who don’t have the time, or expertise to process the original HDF files. FIRMS services include a fire map, Web Map Service (WMS) and WMS-Time web services, file downloads (SHP, CSV, KML) and an email alert service, which notifies users of fires in or around their area of interest.

This webinar will provide a brief explanation of the data sources, an overview of the FIRMS services including how to download the data and how to sign up for email alerts. The webinar will highlight some of the new features recently added to the fire map as well as discus some of the caveats that should be considered when using the data available through FIRMS.

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