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November 2022:New HiRes burnt area mapping for the Kimberley, the Pibara and the WA deserts
You can now view HiRes (30m) mapping for 2020 and 2021 for the Pilbara and Western (Gibson) Desert regions of WA, provided by the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions along with burnt area mapping for the Great Victoria Desert for those years provided by the Great Victoria Desert Biodiversity Trust. Go To Fire History > HiRes Fire Histories > Pilbara-WA Deserts.

The HiRes (20m) mapping for the north Kimberley region for 2022 to July is also avialable. This is mapped by season: early dry season, mid dry season and late dry season. Go To Fire History > HiRes Fire Histories > Nth Kimberley Seasonal.

July 2022:Remote hotspot data access limited
Remote access to whole of year NAFI hotspot data in mapping programs like QGIS and ArcMap has been temporarily disabled as usage was overloading the NAFI database. Recent 7-day hotspots can still be accessed. These services will be restored once the system is updated with a more efficient access method.

July 2022:HiRes burnt area mapping now available for download
HiRes burnt area mapping for the Darwin and Katherine regions of the NT is now available for download in image and shapefile formats. Go to Data > Geotiff & Shapefile > HiRes fire scars.

June 2022:New HiRes burnt area mapping for Katherine NT in 2022
HiRes burnt area mapping that is regularly updated in 2022 is now available for the area around Katherine, NT. Go To Quick Links > Current HiRes burnt areas

May 2022:Vegetation dryness map available for the NT
A regularly updated map of the dryness (curing) of vegetation across the NT is now available. This can be useful for planning fire management. Go to Track Fires > Current Curing.

March 2022:Southern WA Fire Histories updated
The fire histories for southern WA have now been updated with late 2021 fire scars that were obscured by cloud. The NAFI Infonet reports have also been updated.

February 2022:NAFI Infonet reports for 2021 available
The NAFI Infonet reports for 2021 for both Fire Scars by Year and Fire Histories are now available. Go to the Reports tab, or to https://infonet.org.au.

February 2022:Burnt Area and Fire History updates for 2021
The final burnt area mapping (fire scars) for 2021 is now available for download from NAFI. Go to Data > Fire scars by year. A further update for December fire scars in the Pilabra and southern WA is coming soon.

The SavBAT reports for 2021 are now available. Go to https://savbat.environment.gov.au/

The long term and 10 year fire histories have also been updated to cover 2021 and are available for download. Go to Data > Fire history 2012-21 and Fire history 2000-21. There will be a further update for late 2021 fire scars for the Pilbara and southern WA fire histories soon.

The Google Earth links have also been updated - go to Data > For Google Earth > Past years' fire scars to download an updated link -the other Googel Earth links will update automatically.

The completed hiRes fire scar mapping for 2021 for the Kimberley, Darwin region, Arnhem Land and Queensland is now available. Go to Track Fires > Recent HiRes Fire Scars

November 2021:Recent HiRes Burnt Area Mapping for QLD
You can now view recent HiRes burnt area mapping for Queensland updated monthly. This is derived from 10-20m Sentinel-2 imagery and is displayed in the same monthly colours as the frequently updated 250m NAFI mapping. This mapping captures finer details of burnt areas than the 250m mapping, but may not be as accurately dated and may miss some burnt areas in cloud-prone regions. Go To Quick Links > Current HiRes burnt areas

September 2021:Quick Links menu
To give people quick access to useful NAFI maps, a "Quick Links" pop-up menu is now on the top right of the NAFI map viewer. The Quick Links menu will allow you to turn on and off the hotspots, switch to the hires mapping, and display recently burnt area as a guide to fuel levels.

August 2021:New 2020 HiRes burnt area mapping for Queensland
10m resolution HiRes burnt area mapping for the year 2020 for all of Queensland is now available on NAFI. Go to Track Fires > Recent HiRes Fire Scars > HiRes Firescars 2020. The mapping is produced by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

August 2021:Improved NAFI Mobile App
The NAFI Mobile app (see below) has been improved after feedback. It now enables viewing of hotspots when you are zoomed further out and has easier to use menus. This version of the app is free to download.

April 2021:NAFI Mobile App available
A NAFI Mobile app is available so you can view the latest NAFI fire scars and hotspots on a phone. The app can also be used offline with stored maps. Go to the iPhone App Store or the Android Play Store and search for "NAFI". This initial version of the app is free to download.

March 2021:Updated reports and improved fire histories available
The Fire scar by Year and Fire History reports have been updated with the most recent year's (2020) fire mapping. Go to Reports tab.

The Fire Histories for 2000-2020 and 2011-2020 are also available for viewing under the Fire History tab and for download under the Data tab.

The historic mapping in the rangelands of Western Australia has been updated using Sentinel-2 imagery to identify burnt areas that may not have been mapped - back to 2015. The new mapping is provided at the same resolution (250m) as the other MODIS based NAFI mapping. However the increased sensitivity of the Sentinel-2 satellite data picked up missed fire scars in these arid landscapes that can be difficult to map. We will look to have similar updates for earlier years and other rangeland areas into the future, depending on funding. None of these mapping updates are in regions covered by Savanna burning projects which have accurate and validated MODIS fire scar mapping.

February 2021:Northern 2020 Fire Scar mapping finalised, SavBAT reports available
The fire scar mapping for 2020 has been finalised for northern Australia (north of 20S). It is available for download (under Data > Fire scars by year)and for reporting (under Report). SavBAT reports for 2020 are now available. The entire fire scar mapping for 2020, including southern Queensland and the arid zone will be finalised before the end of February 2021.