National Interagency Fire Occurrence 1992-2015 (Feature Layer)

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

Note: This is a large dataset. To download, go to ArcGIS Open Data Set and click the download button, and under additional resources select the  geodatabase option. Fire occurrence database 4th edition represents occurrence of wildfires in the United States from 1992 to 2015. This is the third update of a publication originally generated to support the national Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system. The wildfire records were acquired from the reporting systems of federal, state, and local fire organizations. The following core data elements were required for records to be included in this data publication: discovery date, final fire size, and a point location at least as precise as Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section (1-square mile grid). The data were transformed to conform, when possible, to the data standards of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Basic error-checking was performed and redundant records were identified and removed, to the degree possible. The resulting product, referred to as the Fire Program Analysis fire-occurrence database (FPA FOD), includes 1.88 million geo-referenced wildfire records, representing a total of 140 million acres burned during the 24-year period. MetadataClick here for additional information and to download the data

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Data First Published 2017-06-23
Data Last Modified 2020-04-29
Category geospatial, wildland fire, US Forest Service National GIS Data Dictionary Standard, GIS, wildland fire occurrence, environment, NWCG, FIRESTAT
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 1816a1f3d8bbaf8e655ec42a789f8b86fe4d1a00
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -178.8026,17.9397,-65.2569,70.3306

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