The 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 one or more actively ... burning fires within that pixel. The active fires are detected using data from the MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument, on board NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites.
Web Fire Mapper is up dated with additional GIS data and remote sensing layers in collaboration with GOFC-GOLD partners. Web Fire Mapper is primarily aimed at supporting natural resource managers, by helping them understand when and where fires occur.