MTBS is now publishing a web map service (WMS) for MTBS fire occurrence points, burn area boundaries and burn severity data. See the National Geospatial Data web page for details on this service and directions on how it can be accessed.
Due to server maintenance being conducted during the week of December 17th, access to MTBS data products may be temporarily interrupted or unavailable.
A second data anomaly was discovered after the April 2012 web release. The anomaly affected the PDF maps and data accessed through the MTBS Reporting Summaries web page. The data anomaly has been corrected for the 115 corrected fires. The GIS Data and KMZs were not affected by the anomaly.
A data anomaly was discovered after the April 2012 web release. The anomaly affects only the 2010 data accessed through the MTBS Reporting Summaries web page. The data anomaly has been corrected. The 2010 data downloads (GIS Data, PDFs, and KMZs) were not affected by the anomaly.
MTBS released an additional 1,325 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 14,944. This data release covers only new fires mapped for the 2010 fire season. With this release the MTBS data record now covers the years 1984 through 2010.
Two additional search features were added to the MTBS Reporting Summaries web page which allows users to further customize tabular and graphical summaries of MTBS data. Enhancements include a Linear Search and a Seasonal Search, each of which facilitate targeted searches and a unique rendering of the results for more robust data assessment and analysis.
In response to user requests, the regional annual thematic burn severity raster data seamless mosaics broken out by MTBS mapping zone are being replaced with a series of national mosaics. The new national seamless mosaicked datasets are available in ERDAS Imagine format for the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico on an annual basis from the National Geospatial Data web page.
MTBS released an additional 1,119 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 13,619. This data release includes all mapped fires for the 2009 fire season. With this release the MTBS data record now includes all years from 1984 through 2009.
MTBS released an additional 1,551 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 12,505. This data release includes newly released data as well as revisions for specified fires within the following MTBS zones and years:
Registration is now open for the Geospatial Assessment and Application of Burn Severity Data training webinar. This webinar will cover three major burn severity mapping programs in the United States: BAER, RAVG, and MTBS. This training is open to all federal land management agencies, and will focus on general awareness of the programs as well as GIS techniques needed to utilize these data in your work.