Fire Extent and Severity Mapping (FESM)

Fire severity is a metric of the loss of biomass caused by fire. In collaboration with the NSW Rural Fire Service, DPIE Remote Sensing & Regulatory Mapping team has developed a semi-automated approach to mapping fire extent and severity through a machine learning framework based on sentinel 2 satellite imagery. The statewide severity map has standardised classes to allow comparison of different fires across the landscape. The FESM severity classes include: unburnt, low severity (burnt understory, unburnt canopy), moderate severity (partial canopy scorch), high severity (complete canopy scorch, partial canopy consumption), extreme (full canopy consumption).

Data and Resources

  • Data Quality StatementPDF

    Data quality statement for Fire Extent and Severity Mapping (FESM)

  • Download PackageZIP

    FESM data in ESRI GRID format + ESRI Layer file

  • Download PackageZIP

    FESM data in IMG and TIFF format

  • WMS - Web Map ServiceWMS

    Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map...

  • ArcGIS REST ServiceARCRS

    An ArcGIS Server web service represents a GIS resource—such as a map,...

  • Show on SEED Web MapSEED

    Display dataset on SEED's map

  • FESM FactsheetPDF

    DPIE Fire Extent and Severity Mapping FESMv2 Factsheet (April 2020)

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Metadata template type Raster
Asset Type Dataset
Alternative Title FESMv2.1
Metadata Date 21/02/2020
Date Created 06/01/2020
Date Published 05/03/2020
Edition FESMv2.1
Purpose Bushfire response planning and analysis by land and environmental managers
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated every two weeks
OEH Service Fire and Incident Management
Keywords HAZARDS-Fire,ECOLOGY-Ecosystem,ECOLOGY-Habitat
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2019
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Landing page https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/fire-extent-and-severity-mapping-fesm
Legal Disclaimer Read
Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2020"

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