fire information from space at your fingertips

firemaps.net provides fire information from satellites.
We support fire management planning through information on burned area, biomass burned and smoke emissions, as well as on the timing of the fires. We derive this information from satellites which regularly observe the Earth.

If you need to oversee and report fire activity, firemaps.net is where you can get the information to develop and support your management strategies. We provide fire information from the level of protected areas up to whole countries. Our maps show burned areas in your region of interest, providing you with rich information on single fires as well as summary information on your areas of interest. Furthermore you have access to the latest as well as historical daily MODIS and VIIRS images, and to current and past Landsat 8 data.

For each fire event, you can get a host of information:

  • when was the start and end date of this fire?
  • how much biomass was consumed by this fire? (total and per sqm, with error margin)
  • what is the estimated amount of greenhouse gases emitted by the fire?
  • what are the main land cover types affected?

Establish your fire baseline

We provide over ten year-long time series on fire information such as burned areas, fuel consumption and fire emissions, summed up in tabular data and graphs.

Check out our firemaps

Below you find some sample maps for different regions of the Earth.To learn more about how it is done and what we do, click here.
We also started a blog, where we will feature a space view of selected fire events, e.g. those that make it to the news (most large fires do not as they burn in remote places…), and keep you updated on the developments in fire monitoring and at firemaps.net.

Our firemaps are currently at beta stage, watch out to see the next developments…

South Africa
prototype map based on MODIS burned area data
Brazil
prototype map based on MODIS burned area data