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.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 23/11/2023
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.
Frequency of change Monthly
Keywords HAZARDS-Fire,Prescribed Burns,Wildfires,Burnt Area
Metadata Date 1988-01-01
Date of Asset Creation 1988-01-01
Date of Asset Revision 2023-11-23
Date of Asset Publication 2010-12-31
Date of Next Update 2023-11-30
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 25000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1920-01-01 - 2023-11-23
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2010"