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How to add the most recent wildfire data

  • Created: Sept, 01, 2020
  • Last Updated: August, 12, 2021

This documentation is always evolving.

Need a map with the latest wildfire information? We now have a live layer with the latest National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) for you available in the Data Layers menu. The Wildfires layer contains the known perimeter of all current active wildfires and is continuously updated every 2 hours.

Next to the Wildfires in the US, we also offer the following natural hazard live layers:

  • Drought by NOAA for North America, updates once a month
  • Firedanger by NRCAN for Canada, updates once a day
  • Wildfires by NRCAN for Canada, updates every 2 hours
  • Wildfires by NASA Firms for Europe, updates every 1 hour
  • Hurricanes by NOAA for the Americas, updates every half hour
  • Earthquakes by USGS for the whole world, updates every 1 hour

This is how you can get it to work:

Select the Wildfire US layer from the list of Data Layers. If you don’t find this layer in your menu, please contact our Support Team.

In the list of data you now see two groups: Hotspots and Perimeter.

wild fire layers
  • New Hotspots *
  • Prescribed Fires *
  • Incident Complex *
  • Hotspots of several acres *
  • Perimeters of active fires *
  • Perimeters of historic fires 2021 – 2000

You can make use of the hide function of the layer (eye symbol) to decide yourself, what kind of information you’d like to display or hide.

All layers marked with * come with additional information for the interactive web output:

interactive information

How to get this map updated:

If you’d like to show this map on your website, we recommend you download this map as an iframe. The map published on your website will then also automatically update every 2 hours.

And on a static map?

That’s very simple. Go to “Open Project” to look for this map you’ve already previously created. Reload your map and it will automatically also have the most recent data of the wildfires. Download your map again and you’re ready.

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