External Data and Sources for Web Fire Mapper

Vector and raster data sources and associated references for data displayed in the Web Fire Mapper application.


VIIRS 375m Active Fire Detections
NASA LANCE FIRMS, 2016 VIIRS 375m Active Fire Product. Data set. Available on-line [].

MODIS Active Fire Detections
NASA FIRMS, 2012. MODIS Hotspot / Active Fire Detections. Data set. Available on-line [].

Country Boundaries
ESRI. "World Countries" 2005 – Copyright Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), 2005.

Administrative Boundaries
ESRI. “World Administrative Units” 2005 – Copyright Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), 2005.

ESRI. “World Cities” 2005 – Copyright Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), 2005.

Protected Areas
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) 2013, supplied by UNEP-WCMC and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas September 2013, please contact for more information.


Natural Earth
The Natural Earth image is at 5 km resolution and derived from multiple data sources including: MODIS VCF, Blue Marble, SRTM30, GTOPO30, ETOPO2, Digital Chart of the World, CIA's Polar Region Altas, US State Department international boundaries, AVHRR Global Land Cover Characteristics and MOD12Q1. For more information about Natural Earth, please visit Image available online from Natural Earth at

Elevation and Rivers
The elevation and rivers image is derived from The Global Land 1km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project data, classified by 500m contour intervals. Hydrography is data derived from ESRI's ArcWorld 1:3 M dataset, perennial lakes and rivers data. Both datasets were overlayed and rasterized to 1km resolution. GLOBE Task Team and others [Hastings, David A., Paula K. Dunbar, Gerald M. Elphingstone, Mark Bootz, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroshi Maruyama, Hiroshi Masaharu, Peter Holland, John Payne, Nevin A. Bryant, Thomas L. Logan, J.-P. Muller, Gunter Schreier, and John S. MacDonald], eds., 1999.
The Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) Digital Elevation Model, Version 1.0. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80303, U.S.A. Digital data base on the World Wide Web [URL:] and CD-ROMs.
Environmental Systems Research Institute. ArcWorld 1:3M. [machine readable data file]. ArcView format. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, [1999]

Blue Marble, Next Generation
Blue Marble, Next Generation is a 12 month series of monthly, cloud-free, global scale images created from NASA Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for 2004 at 500m spatial resolution. Web Fire Mapper displays June 2004, resampled to 1km resolution. Images available on-line from NASA Earth Observatory (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) at []
Reto Stockli, Eric F. Vermote, Nazmi Saleous, Robert Simmon, and David Herring, 2006, "True Color Earth Data Set Includes Seasonal Dynamics", EOS- Vol 87, Number 5, Pages 49-55.