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Identification

Field Value

Title

NPWS Fire History - Wildfires and Prescribed Burns

Abstract

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.

Resource locator

Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Data quality statement for NPWS Fire History - Wildfires and Prescribed Burns

Function: download

Web Map Service (WMS)

Name: Web Map Service (WMS)

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Connect to Web Map Service (view in GIS)

Function: download

Download Package

Name: Download Package

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Data (Shapefile)

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

1d05e145-80cb-4275-af9b-327a1536798d

Presentation form

Map digital

Edition

16/2/2024

Dataset language

English

Metadata standard

Name

ISO 19115

Edition

2016

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/1d05e145-80cb-4275-af9b-327a1536798d

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.

Status

On going

Spatial representation

Type

vector

Geometric Object Type

curve

Spatial reference system

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Spatial resolution

50 m

Additional information source

Fire Management Manual

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

HAZARDS-Fire

Prescribed Burns

Wildfires

Burnt Area

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

141

East bounding longitude

154

North bounding latitude

-38

South bounding latitude

-28

NSW Place Name

NSW

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

1920-01-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

Monthly

Contact info

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

https://www.nsw.gov.au/departments-and-agencies/dcceew

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

The data is generally captured from hardcopy 1:25,000 topographic maps (screen or tablet digitised), GPS or by remote sensing. Many of the NPWS polygons are generated through actual incident or prescribed burn mapping. The day to day progression of the fire is recorded and archived in the Fire Mapping structure (now using MapDesk under P:\Work\Fires) and the final fire boundary is transferred to the Fire GDB. Historically the final shapefile was created via a "Dissolve" in ArcView. At times the final boundary is flown and captured by a GPS or hand drawn map and digitised back at the office. Fire history is also obtained from other agencies at the end of each fire season and integrated with our data. Often there are overlaps so that some decision is needed in retaining the most accurate, detailed fire boundaries. There are also various fire research projects using, for example, historical Landsat imagery which add further information to the fire history feature class.

Coded Domain Labels: dmvFireType: 1 Wildfire 2 Prescribed Burn

1dmvCaptureMethod: 1 Dummy Geometry 2 Eye-ball Estimate 3 Digitised - On Screen 4 Digitised - Table 5 Scan/Vectorised 6 GPS 7 GPS - Differential 8 Survey 9 Stereo Image Trace 10 Aggregated GIS Data 11 Derived 9990 Other 9999 Unknown dmvCaptureSource: 2 DECCW HHIMS/AHIMS Capture; 3 DECCW Data Other; 4 DECCW FAR Migration; 5 DECCW AMS Migration; 6 Marine Park Authority; 7 CRA Mapping; 8 Whereis; 9 Gregorys; 10 UBD; 11 Sydway; 12 Penguin Road Atlas; 13 RFS; 14 LPI DTDB; 15 LPI DCDB; 16 LPI Original 1:50k; 17 LPI Original 1:100k; 18 LPI Western Division; 19 Forests NSW; 20 NSW Agriculture; 21 RTA; 22 RIC; 23 NSW Fisheries; 24 DNR; 25 ACT Govt; 26 QLD Govt; 27 SA Govt; 28 Vic Govt; 29 D Defence; 30 Local Government; 9990 Other; 9999 Unknown;

1 DECCW Field Data Capture;

dmvCauseWildfire:; 1 Arson; 2 Arson Suspected; 3 Burning Off - Illegal; 4 Burning Off - Legal; 5 Camp Cooker/Camp Fire; 6 Lightning; 9999 Undetermined; 8 Motor Vehicle; 9 Power Lines; 10 Miscellaneous Known; 7 Machinery/Slasher;

dmvClassPrescribedBurn:; 1 Fuel Management; 2 Biodiversity; 3 Unknown;

dmvClassWildfire:; 1 Class 1; 2 Class 2; 3 Class 3;

dmvIntensity:; 9999 Unknown; 10 Surface and near surface fuels consumed; 20 Elevated fuels consumed (no canopy scorch); 30 Elevated fuels consumed (canopy scorch); 40 Canopy leaves consumed; 50 Canopy leaves and limbs consumed; 60 Entire canopy and part stems consumed

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Limitations on public access

Data Quality

Field Value

Scope

dataset

DQ Completeness Commission

Explanation

This data will always be added to as more history is discovered and as more fires occur. There are also various fire research projects using, for example, historical Landsat imagery which add further information to the fire history feature class.

DQ Topological Consistency

Explanation

Fire numbers and names are not always recorded. The cause and contact are sometimes not known. If an exact date is not known then 1 July or 1 Jan of that fire season period is used.

DQ Absolute External Positional Accuracy

Explanation

10 m to 100 m

DQ Non Quantitative Attribute Correctness

Explanation

Attribute accuracy is fairly consistent due to the following of final sitrep information.

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

https://www.nsw.gov.au/departments-and-agencies/dcceew

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

https://www.nsw.gov.au/departments-and-agencies/dcceew

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata date

2024-02-26T12:44:24.713093

Metadata language