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Visualize Fire Data

1. Navigate to the Global Forest Watch Fires Map.

2. The panel on the left-hand side of the map shows available data sets for monitoring fire activity and related impacts. Use the toggle buttons to turn data sets on and off on the map.

3. VIIRS and MODIS active fires data are displayed by default. Change the dates of fire data displayed on the map using the time selection buttons.

4. Click on the information icon next to any data set to learn more about the data resolution and scale, source, and cautions, and get a link to download the data.

5. Click on any individual fire point on the map to find out more information about it such as the brightness, confidence, and date/time it was detected.

6. Adjust the transparency of land use, conservation, and land cover data sets using the slider at the top of each category in the panel on the left-hand side of the map.

7. To view high-resolution imagery of active fires and burn scars, go to the high-resolution imagery tab on the right-hand side of the map and toggle Digital Globe – First Look.

When you turn on Digital Globe, image footprints will appear on the map as red squares, showing where imagery is available. To view high-resolution images: Click on an image footprint, select the date for the imagery you would like to see, and zoom in to view your selection in detail. Note: Images may take a few moments to load due to the high resolution.

8. Use the basemap tab to view data with a different map background.

9. You can also outline provinces, districts, subdistricts, or villages on the map using the checkboxes. Note: This feature applies to Indonesia only.

10. Use the buttons located in the box on the bottom right-hand side of the map to zoom in and out, share your map view, search for a specific location, hide the windows, refresh the page, or print your map view.

11. Use the Time Sync function to synchronize time-enabled layers to any past date. This will update all displayed data sets to reflect the conditions of the selected day.

See our additional tutorials to learn how to create a fire report and subscribe to fire alerts. </div>

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