Near Real Time Monitoring of Active Forest Fires using MODIS based Web Fire Mapper

Web Link for Web Fire Mapper

FSI is monitoring forest fires of the country since 2004 using remote sensing based system developed by the University of Maryland (USA) and NASA viz MODIS Rapid Response System. The detection of forest fires is made on a daily basis through the website http://maps.geog.umd.edu. After collecting coordinates of the fire spots, FSI maps the forest fires through GIS analysis. The coordinates of all the forest fires are then sent to the respective State Forest Departments through fax and email for control during fire season. From the feedback received from SFDs, it has been found that the detected forest fires are correct on more than 95% points.

 
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