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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. Regional STOs collate, update and amend regional data using versions from ArcSDE.

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Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Metadata Date 01/01/1988
Date Created 01/01/1988
Date Revised 01/09/2016
Date Published 31/12/2010
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
OEH Service Fire and Incident Management
Keywords HAZARDS-Fire,Prescribed Burns,Wildfires,Burnt Area

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Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tiles by MapBox
Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic environment
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1920 - 01/09/2016
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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