fire mapping

Forecasting Wildfire Behavior: Earth Observation and GIS

Mark Altaweel

Advances in GIS, remote sensing, and machine learning are leveraging land and weather data to improve fire prediction models.

Diagram showing the integration of radar data from UAVSAR flights in 2010, 2017, and 2020 over Angeles National Forest.

Monitoring Vegetation Regrowth After Fire With Remote Sensing

Mark Altaweel

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is being used to map post-fire vegetation recovery.

Screenshot from the Fire Activity Map from the University of California Cooperative Extension. Taken September 13, 2020.

Using GIS to Monitor the West Coast Wildfires

Mark Altaweel

With fires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, scientists, activists, geospatial companies, and others are using GIS and spatial data to better inform and protect communities.

Real-time Fire Mapping and Satellite Data

Mark Altaweel

New satellites and improved image processing methods are better enabling the ability to provide real-time and near real-time mapping of wildfires.

Fire Danger Reanalysis Dataset

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have made 38-years worth of global fire danger reanalysis available as an open dataset.