MTBS hosted a one day workshop at the 4th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress in Savannah, GA. The workshop objective was to introduce participants to the concepts and principles used by MTBS to map fire severity using remote sensing. Participants learned how to access MTBS data via the project website, customize MTBS fire severity data for specific user needs, integrate and analyze these data with local GIS map layers, and how this information can support management decisions.
MTBS released an additional 2,172 fires to MTBS.gov. This update includes nationwide 2007 fires as well as any revised fire datasets that have undergone quality control review. To exclusively search for this newly released data, users can query the database by creating a Temporal Data Search and choosing Release Date 2009-11-18 from the dropdown menu.