Tutorials / Ingest FIRMS WMS into ArcGIS and Customize the Symbols

This tutorial demonstrates how to ingest FIRMS fire data into ArcGIS Pro and custom modify symbols, colors and size.


Step 1 - Add WMS Server Connection

  • Launch ArcGIS Pro
  • Create New Map
  • Add New WMS Server Connection

Step 2 - Set Custom Request Parameters

  • For server URL set https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/wms
  • Click on 'Custom request parameters'
  • For Parameter: MAP_KEY
  • For Value: YOUR_MAP_KEY - replace MAP_KEY with the value received in email
  • Click OK

Step 3 - View FIRMS Layers

  • If connection was successfull there will be a list of supported FIRMS layers
  • Open the tree structure under ServersNASA FIRMS WMS Service on firms.modaps...
  • Find the layer of interest and drag into your Map Project

Step 4 - Draw FIRMS Layer

  • Drag the layer of interest into the Draw Order window from step 3
  • Make sure the layer is above your basemap layer otherwise the layer won't be visible.

Step 5 - Open Layer Property Window

  • Right click on the FIRMS Layer
  • Click on Properties

Step 6 - Set Layer Parameters

  • Select Display option
  • Under Custom parameters add:
  • symbolstriangle
  • Use Add row to add the other values
  • colors240+100+20
  • size10
  • Click OK

Step 7 - View Results