Historically, information about fire locations and areas burned has been collected in a variety of ways by different agencies. As a result, this information has become decentralized and is difficult to acquire. The SmartFire system
, developed by STI in collaboration with USDA Forest Service researchers, is an algorithm and database system that operates within a GIS framework. SmartFire combines multiple sources of fire information and reconciles them into a unified GIS database. It reconciles fire data from space-borne sensors, aircraft reconnaissance, and ground-based reports. SmartFire products include fire locations and area-burned estimates.
SmartFire is helping fire, smoke, and air quality managers easily
- Include the most complete fire information in real-time smoke forecasting systems, such as BlueSky
- Access and view daily fire locations and area burned estimates
- Acquire fire location and area-burned information for post analyses of fire spread and emission inventory development