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Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC) wildland fire perimeters, 2008

Data Series 612

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Abstract

The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC) has been collecting and storing data on wildland fire perimeters since August 2000. The dataset presented via this U.S. Geological Survey Data Series product contains the GeoMAC wildland fire perimeter data for the calendar year 2008, which are based upon input from incident intelligence sources, Global Positioning System (GPS) data, and infrared (IR) imagery. Wildland fire perimeter data are obtained from the incidents, evaluated for completeness and accuracy, and processed to reflect consistent field names and attributes. After a quality check, the perimeters are loaded to GeoMAC databases, which support the GeoMAC Web application for access by wildland fire managers and the public. The wildland fire perimeters are viewed through the Web application. The data are subsequently archived according to year and state and are made available for downloading through the Internet in shapefile and Keyhole Markup Language (KML) format. These wildland fire perimeter data are also retained for historical, planning, and research purposes. The datasets that pertain to this report can be found on the Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center HTTP site at http://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/outgoing/GeoMAC/historic_fire_data/. The links are also provided on the sidebar.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC) wildland fire perimeters, 2008
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
612
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center
Description:
iv, 6 p.; Metadata; Readme file; DS 612 metadata
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona;California;Colorado;Idaho;Nevada;New Mexico;Oregon;Utah;Wyoming