Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) MODIS Active Fire Data
Entry ID: FIRMS_MODIS_Active_Fire_Data

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Summary
Abstract: Web Fire Mapper is an internet based mapping tool that delivers locations of
active fires in near real time. For selected regions and countries you can view
an interactive map showing active fires for a specified time period, combined
with your choice of GIS layers and satellite imagery.

Each fire detection represents the center of a 1 km pixel flagged as containing
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Related URL
Description: This section of the web site offers users the capability to download GIS
shape files from the various Web Fire Maps GIS websites. The coverages are in
ESRI shapefile and ARC/INFO export files format.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/GSFC
Dataset Title: FIRMS MODIS Active Fire Data
Dataset Release Place: GSFC
Dataset Publisher: NASA LANCE
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: GIS data and maps
Online Resource: http://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST MANAGEMENT Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE Parameter Definition
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Quality Web Fire Mapper is updated throughout the day; it takes approximately 4-6 hours
after the satellite overpass to process the data and update the website. To
find out what time the satellite passes overhead you can check the MODIS orbit
tracks via the link on the MODIS Rapid Response Real-time webpage.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Geography Department, University of Maryland Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.geog.umd.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DIANE DAVIES
Phone: 301-405-0064
Email: ddavies at hermes.geog.umd.edu
Contact Address:
2181 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: shapefiles/ArcInfo export files
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (202) 470 2568
Email: diane.k.davies at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
LANCE
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-16
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