Map outlining active fires in Tunisia during the 2020 fire season

Upon the request of the National Office for Civil Protection (ONPC) of Tunisia, the UN-SPIDER programme produced and provided a map with fires detected during the 2020 fire season. The active fire data was obtained from the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), which provides MODIS Collection 6 (1km resolution) and VIIRS (375m resolution) active fire/hotspot information.

Besides a map, UN-SPIDER also provided the project files for import into the free and open source GIS application QGIS. During a subsequent call with stakeholders in Tunisia, UN-SPIDER explainted the space-based data and methdology used for the production of the map. 

Issue Date: 

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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