NPWS Fire History - Wildfires and Prescribed Burns

FireHistory is a feature class that holds final fire boundaries for every year for which there is data. Within the feature class are two subtypes Wildfire (FireType 1) and Prescribed Burn (FireType 2). The polygons are mutually exclusive within each year and they often extend outside NPWS Estate. Fire history is captured by all regions within NPWS. At times data captured by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Forestry Corporation NSW are imported into this GDB also. The data are now stored centrally in ArcSDE. Enhance Bushfire Management Program (EBMP) Technical Officers collate, update and amend branch data using versions from ArcSDE.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

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Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 01/01/1988
Date Created 01/01/1988
Date Revised 18/11/2021
Date Published 31/12/2010
Edition 18/11/2021
Purpose This data is used to assess burn regimes and environmental impacts as well as to estimate fire severity in the case of fire incidents.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Frequency of maintenance is not known
Keywords HAZARDS-Fire,Prescribed Burns,Wildfires,Burnt Area
Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1920 - 18/11/2021
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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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 2010"