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NIFC Fire Perimeters

NIFC Fire Perimeters

Click image to view layer on interactive map.

Tech & Sources

GDAL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, MapServer, Apache

SQL, Bash

Data Sources (one or more):
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), National Elevation Data (NED), National Land Cover Data(NLCD), National Hydrography Data (NHD), Tiger/Line Census, 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), Geographic Names Information Service (GNIS), Open Street Map (OSM), Protected Areas Database v2.1 (PAD), National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), National Weather Service (NWS), NASA, NOAA, National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG),, U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD), European Space Agency (ESA),, ESRI, Google, Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), PRISM Climate Data Oregon State University, et al, and data collected in the field (trail trace)


Image: NIFC, 20 year fire perimeters.

Dialy Bash script downloads NIFC data and updates database. The WMS/WMTS layer is served by Apache/MapServer as defined by the allfires layer for one or more years. Year range is 1800 to current year.

WMS Resource:

Interactive map using WMTS:
   &fires20year=1 © 2005-2022 - W3C - @postholer