The data shown on this map is the fire location product detected by
the Terra and Aqua MODIS satellite sensors. The dataset is
delivered via the Fire Information for Resource Management
System (FIRMS). The data is processed and made publically
available by the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for Earth Observation (LANCE). FIRMS was developed by the University of Maryland, with funds from NASA’s Applied Sciences Program
and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, to provide near real-time active fire locations to natural resource managers that faced
challenges obtaining timely satellite-derived fire information.