Fire Monitoring


Determining where and when wildfires could strike could help save lives and keep precious forestland from burning down. Satellites can help track wildfires and their progression, but they can’t always help determine where a wildfire will spread to or how fast it will go. GISLounge reports that a new technology called the Firelight Detection Algorithm, or FILDA which can help detect wildfires at night even when the skies are cloudy has been developed. FILDA can detect wildfires even when they are very small, which can help firefighters better coordinate their efforts. Traditional fire detecting methods use Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer […]

A New Algorithm to Find Wildfires When It’s Cloudy