The Fire Email Alerts is
the GFIMS open source email alert service that
notifies registered users of MODIS-derived active fires in
a specified area-of-interest. It delivers an email alert directly to the
users, by reading a database of user-entered subscription
information (user profiles).
The user subscription information includes their area of
interest, alert frequency (daily/weekly/near real-time),
email delivery preferences (text-only, image and text), etc.
The email alert includes a summary of number of fires detected
and an attached tabular list of fires with their attributes in
Comma Separated Value (.csv) format as an attachment.
Daily and Weekly fire alerts are sent from the GFIMS system,
whereas near real-time alerts are sent directly from the
MODIS Rapid Response (MRR) facility to avoid any additional
delays in caused by relaying the data from the MRR to the
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The tabular list is also included in the email alerts text
if the number of fires detected is less than a user-defined
value (currently 50). Users can open the delivered georeferenced
.csv data easily in either spreadsheet or desktop GIS software.
Further, you can also choose to receive a Comma-Separated Text File (CSV)
containing all the detected fire points. You can import this file into
your desktop GIS for further analyses. All email alerts include the
geographic coordinates of pixels flagged as containing one or more
fires, the time and date of data satellite acquisition and a confidence