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Late November 2023: NAFI in normal mode
As usage and fire activity across the rangelands has reduced, NAFI now displays the last 7 days of hotpots by default. The fire spread animation tool for older hotspots is being modified so it can work in a high usage environment. It will then be back in the menu.

November 2023: NAFI in high usage mode
Due to the very high usage of NAFI during this fire season, we have made a few changes to maintain performance. The hotpots display on the maps are reduced to a two-day display, and some of the tools that can generate large loads on the database have been temporarily disabled such as the lighning display and queries involving large number of older hotspots. We are looking to restore these tools in forms that do not tax the rest of the site.

August 2023: 10 minute (coarse resolution) hotspots now available
You can now display hotspots that are updated every 10 minutes on NAFI. These are sourced from the Himawari 8 geostationary satellite, and are accurate to around 2 kms. They are likely to only detect larger fires. To display the 10-minute hotspots select the "Hotspot Options" menu at the top right of the NAFI map display and choose from the drop-down menu.

March 2023: Fire Histories, Infonet and Google Earth links updated
The 250m Fire Histories for 2000-22 and for 2013-22 have been updated on the NAFI display (under the "Fire History" tab) and are available for download as images or shapefiles (under the "Data" tab).

The Infonet reports have also been updated with the new fire histories. See the "Report" tab or go to the infonet site.

The NAFI Google Earth links have alos been updated to include the updated fire histories and fire scars. Go to the "Data" tab and "For Google Earth" in the left hand menu. New one-click layers for 2022 by year and by month are available. Go to "For Google Earth" > "Past year's fire scars".

February 2023: SavBAT updated
The SavBAT reporting tool has been updated with the 2022 fire history for the savanna burning methodology zones and is ready for 2022 reporting. Go to SavBAT.

February 2023: New Fire Edge Mapper and Infographics
A new mapping tool for displaying fire edges (those areas where fires have been frequnetly pulled up) is now available on NAFI.

The useful infographics page of fire histories has also been updated.

Select the Information Hub link on the home page and follow the links.

February 2023:Google Earth Burnt Area files updated for 2022
The Google Earth links for burnt area (fire scars) maps have been updated to include the compelted 2022 burnt areas for past fire scars by month and past fire scars by year. Go to: Data > For Google Earth > Past year's fire scars.

November 2022:Fire History Change Maps
You can now view and download maps of the change in fire patterns that has occurred between the early 2000s and more recent years for the Kimberley, the NT Top End and Cape York Peninsula. Go to the "Information Hub" (link to the right of the satellite map on the NAFI home page) then select "Fire Histories and Hotspot Animations" and then select "Fire Histories".

November 2022:New HiRes burnt area mapping for the Kimberley, the Pilbara and the WA deserts
You can now view HiRes (30m) mapping for 2020 and 2021 for the Pilbara and Western (Gibson) Desert regions of WA, provided by the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions along with burnt area mapping for the Great Victoria Desert for those years provided by the Great Victoria Desert Biodiversity Trust. Go To Fire History > HiRes Fire Histories > Pilbara-WA Deserts.

The HiRes (20m) mapping for the north Kimberley region for 2022 to July is also avialable. This is mapped by season: early dry season, mid dry season and late dry season. Go To Fire History > HiRes Fire Histories > Nth Kimberley Seasonal.

July 2022:Remote hotspot data access limited
Remote access to whole of year NAFI hotspot data in mapping programs like QGIS and ArcMap has been temporarily disabled as usage was overloading the NAFI database. Recent 7-day hotspots can still be accessed. These services will be restored once the system is updated with a more efficient access method.

July 2022:HiRes burnt area mapping now available for download
HiRes burnt area mapping for the Darwin and Katherine regions of the NT is now available for download in image and shapefile formats. Go to Data > Geotiff & Shapefile > HiRes fire scars.

June 2022:New HiRes burnt area mapping for Katherine NT in 2022
HiRes burnt area mapping that is regularly updated in 2022 is now available for the area around Katherine, NT. Go To Quick Links > Current HiRes burnt areas

May 2022:Vegetation dryness map available for the NT
A regularly updated map of the dryness (curing) of vegetation across the NT is now available. This can be useful for planning fire management. Go to Track Fires > Current Curing.