What's New on NAFI

NAFI Newsletter

Issue 1 (December 2014): New Reporting website|10 year reports|New NAFI tools|Training info|Wildfire Lessons.


Issue 2 (April 2015): New NAFI website|Burning Tracks|New NAFI tools|Training Workshops|New Savanna Burning Methodology|SavBAT update.


Issue 3 (July 2015): Print function|Buffering a boundary|Using SavBAT2 for estimation|Laura Forum|Fire Scar validation|New on Fire Manager.


Issue 4 (October 2015): NAFI Workshop|375m and 3 hour hotspots|Measuring Tool|NT ALT regions on Reporting Site|New on Fire Manager.


Issue 5 (April 2016): Darwin Workshop|Updated fire maps|Measuring Tool|Checking for cloud cover and lightning.


Issue 6 (July 2016): NAFI maps extended in WA|New hotspots animation tool|NAFI and Landsat image booklets|Fire scar mapping updates.


Issue 7 (October 2016): NAFI Guide|Landsat mapping|Pindan update|Central Australian Fire Guide|Ranger Toolbox|Wind website.


Issue 8 (July 2017): Automated Fire Scars|High Resolution Fire Scars for CYP|Rangeland Fire Histories|New Satellite Source of High Resolution Imagery.


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April 2019:New Look NAFI Site
The NAFI site has been updated with the following features:
- a new home page design and menus with larger text that should be easier to use
- the downloadable shapefiles of annual fire scars have revised attributes that make them easier to use.

February 2019:Completed 2018 fire histories now on NAFI, Infonet reports site and available for download
The 250m fire histories for 2000-2018 and 2009-2018 are now displayed on NAFI under the "View Fire History" tab. The Infonet fire reports site (under the "Create Reports" tab) has been updated with these data. You can download these fire histories: go to the "Download Data" tab and then click on the "Long term history 2000-18" or "Ten year history 2009-18" links in the left hand menu.

February 2019:Completed 2018 fire scars available for download
The 250m annual fire scars for 2018 are now reviewed and available for download from NAFI. Go to the "Download Data" tab and then click on the "fire scars by year" link in the left hand menu.

January 2019:Fire scars updated for the new year
The 250m fire scar displays have been updated for 2019. The 2018 fire scars will continued to be displayed by default along with the 2018 scars for the next few weeks. The updated fire scars can also be used in the "Fire Scars By Year" reports on the reporting site.

The 2018 fire scars are preliminary only as they are still undergoing review which should be completed by the end of January. SavBAT should be updated by mid-February. The fire histories will also be updated in February.

January 2019:
Google Earth links for past year's fire scars updated for the new year
The Google Earth kml links for past years' fire scars have been updated for 2019. You will need to download these new links to view previous years' fire scars by month and by year with the correct legends and updated menus on Google Earth. On NAFI, go to Download Data > Data as .kml file > Past years' fire scars.

January 2019:NT curing displays resumed
Maps of curing (fuel dryness) for the NT, updated every week, are now resumed after the New Year's break. Under the "More Tools" tab in the left hand menu, go to Map Layers > Base where you will see: two "Current Curing" layers, one with 250m pixels and one with 5km pixels, plus a layer showing the BOM Fire Weather districts. The 5km curing layers is better suited for reporting against the fire weather districts. The curing data is sourced from Landgate WA. This feature comes from a collaboration between Bushfires NT, Landgate WA and Charles Darwin University.