Global Fire Information Management System

MODIS Active Fire/Hotspot Data

GFIMS offers MODIS Collection 5 hotspot/active fire data in a variety of formats for users to download. The active fire data is processed by the MODIS Rapid Response System (MRR), except for the Climate Modeling Grid, which is produced by Louis Giglio.

  • Active fire/hotspot text files
    Daily active fire/hotspot text files for the last 2 months are available for download from an FTP site.
  • Active fire/hotspot  shapefiles
    Active fire/hotspot detections in shapefile format are available for the last 24 hours, 48 hours and 7 day time periods.
  • Web Fire Mapper WMS
    The Web Fire Mapper WMS (version 1.1.1) offers Open GIS Consortium standard Web Map Service interface. Using the Web Fire Mapper WMS, you can allow your local (desktop) or web GIS clients to access the Web Fire Mapper data from the last 24 and 48 hours, without accessing Web Fire Mapper.
  • KML/Google Earth
    GFIMS provides KML (Keyhole Markup Language) for displaying hotspot/fire detections for the last 24 hours and 48 hours, to use in software such as Google Earth.
  • NASA World Wind Plugin for active fire/hotspot detections
    GFIMS provides a plugin for NASA World Wind to display hotspot/fire detections for the last 48 hours.
  • Climate Modeling Grid (CMG)
    The CMG fire products are gridded statistical summaries of fire pixel information intended for use in regional and global modeling. The products are provided in 0.5º spatial resolution in monthly and 8 day time periods. The products are provided in FITS and HDF formats. For more information regarding the CMG product, please refer to the MODIS Fire Users Guide (2.5 MB). The CMG products are available via FTP.