Recent Fire History Incomplete

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LarryBoy

21 Nov, 2019 09:54 PM

Hi,

Trying to understand how the "Fire History" layer works - in January of 2019, the Fire History layer was not showing the massive (Fall 2018) Bald Mountain and Pole Creek fires near Payson, Utah. Fast forward to November of 2019 and they now appear.

Similarly, in November of 2018, the Fire History layer is not showing the catastrophic Woodbury fire (Spring 2019) in the Superstition Mountains outside Phoenix.

The question: is there a regular schedule that the Fire History layer gets updated, or is it on demand? I'm looking to plan a route through the Superstitions and wondering if the map will be updated with 2019 fires. Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ben Lantow on 21 Nov, 2019 10:00 PM

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    The fire history is streamed from a US database called GeoMAC (https://www.geomac.gov/) we are at their mercy when it comes to what and how they input fires. Once they enter the data it rendered and appears in near realtime on our maps.

  2. Ben Lantow closed this discussion on 21 Nov, 2019 10:00 PM.

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