Global Fire Information Management System

Fire Email Alerts

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 GFIMS servers.

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You can subscribe to receive daily emails notifying you of fires in or around your area-of-interest by:

1. Using a dynamic, interactive map
2. Choosing a country or protected area, with buffer options of 5, 10, or 15 Kilometers

Also, you can customize your email alert by choosing to receive:

1. An image with fires and text of detected fire locations (View Sample)
2. Just the fire locations text, with a link to the image (View Sample)

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 value.