Fire History Records of Fires primarily on Public Land.

This layer represents the spatial extent of fires recorded since 1903 primarily on public land. The layer includes bushfires and DELWP planned burn information. Since 2006 fire severity data has been included in the Fire History dataset. CFA data on fires occurring on private land has also been included since 2009.

This data set was updated in August 2016.

This dataset presents aggregated historic fire severity classification from 1998 onward for wildfires. It currently has all of the fire sev classification done from FIRE_SEV98 to FIRE_SEV09 as well as Grampians victoria valley complex 2013 and Grampians northern complex 2014 (additional years of severity mapping will be added to this dataset as they become available). Datasets has been reclassified using the Level 2 Classification described in the Post fire Burn Classification Procedure SOP v.1.0 (FEMD, 2014). Aggregating the old (more detailed) historic severity classes into the current broad level 2 classes is a more conservative approach than aggregating them into the current level 3 classes. . The reason for this approach is that the percentages for the degree of crown scorch do not line-up closely enough to directly transfer the old classes into the new level 3 classes. In all of the classification work documented above, canopy burn remains the highest severity level, canopy scorch is divided up in the levels below this depending on a description or percentage range. In this coverage the most resent (last burnt) severity mapping is displayed, however, where an area has had previous fire events they can be mapped out (interrogated) by using definition query or attribute query or other GIS techniques. Severity classification of non-forest areas: In 2003 (Alpine fire), 2005 (Wilson's Promontory Fire), 2006 (Grampians Ballarat and Moondarra fires), 2007 (Little Desert and Boulder Creek fires) 2009 (Kilmore - Murindindi fires) polygons have been reclassified to the following classes:

Burnt = High Severity Scorched and Burnt = High Severity Partially Burnt = Medium Severity Scorched and Unburnt = Low Severity Unburnt = Unburnt Unclassified = Unclassified

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Fire History Records of Fires primarily on Public Land.

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Additional information

Field Value
Date Published 1992-01-01
Date Updated 2018-07-20
Agency Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
[Open Data]
Citation Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2018
Attribution Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2018
Data Temporal Coverage: 1992-01-01 to 2018-12-31
Geospatial Coverage 141,-39,150,-34
Geospatial Scale 1:100 000
Geospatial Accuracy Based on attribute checking procedures, an error of 1 in 20 is reasonable for the fire year, ie. 95% attribute accuracy. Precision: 10m to 300m - 1:25,000 50m to 300m - 1:100,000 Determination: Fire records are registered to 1:25,000 & 1:100,000 base features. Map errors of 0.5mm to 3mm translate to a positional accuracy of between 10m and 300m, depending on the scale.
Full Metadata URL http://services.land.vic.gov.au/catalogue/metadata?anzlicId=ANZVI0803004741&publicId=guest&extractionProviderId=1
Recent Downloads Count 14 (August 2014)