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GIS Resources

Spatial and Numeric Data Services guide to GIS data available at the University of Calgary.

Fire Data


British Columbia

  • Fire Datasets - From the BC Wildfire Service (includes active and historical data)



  • FIRMS - Active Fire Data - From NASA: Download active fire products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) for the last 24, 48 hours and 7 days in shapefile, KML, WMS or text file formats.
  • FIRMS - Historical Fire Information for Resource Management System - From NASA: Download fire / hotspot information older than the last 7 days as: shapefiles (.shp), comma-separated text files (.csv) or JSON files (.json)
  • Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) - The Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) is a joint initiative of the GEO and the Copernicus Work Programs. In the new GEO GWIS work program for the years 2020-2022 , the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) aims at bringing together existing information sources at regional and national level in order to provide a comprehensive view and evaluation of fire regimes and fire effects at global level and to provide tools to support operational wildfire management from national to global scales.