FIRMS fire-based maps (images) are offered through Web Map Service (WMS) and WMS with time support (WMS-Time).
Supported projections: Lat-long projection (EPSG:4326) and Web Mercator projection (EPSG:3857 or 900913).

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Data for WMS is updated once every 15 mins.


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WMS

VIIRS Layers

Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20Suomi-NPPNOAA-20
fires_viirs_24
fires_viirs_48
fires_viirs_72
fires_viirs_7
fires_viirs_snpp_24
fires_viirs_snpp_48
fires_viirs_snpp_72
fires_viirs_snpp_7
fires_viirs_noaa20_24
fires_viirs_noaa20_48
fires_viirs_noaa20_72
fires_viirs_noaa20_7

MODIS Layers

MODIS Aqua & TerraMODIS-AquaMODIS-Terra
fires_modis_24
fires_modis_48
fires_modis_72
fires_modis_7
fires_aqua_24
fires_aqua_48
fires_aqua_72
fires_aqua_7
fires_terra_24
fires_terra_48
fires_terra_72
fires_terra_7

Time Since Detection 0..7 days - 4 colors

Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 Suomi-NPP NOAA-20 MODIS
tsd_4_viirs_00_06
tsd_4_viirs_06_12
tsd_4_viirs_12_24
tsd_4_viirs_24_00
tsd_4_viirs_all
tsd_4_viirs_snpp_00_06
tsd_4_viirs_snpp_06_12
tsd_4_viirs_snpp_12_24
tsd_4_viirs_snpp_24_00
tsd_4_viirs_snpp_all
tsd_4_viirs_noaa20_00_06
tsd_4_viirs_noaa20_06_12
tsd_4_viirs_noaa20_12_24
tsd_4_viirs_noaa20_24_00
tsd_4_viirs_noaa20_all
tsd_4_modis_00_06
tsd_4_modis_06_12
tsd_4_modis_12_24
tsd_4_modis_24_00
tsd_4_modis_all
LEGEND
0 to < 6 hours
6 to < 12 hours
12 to < 24 hours
24+ hours

Time Since Detection 0..7 days - 9 colors

Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 Suomi-NPP NOAA-20 MODIS
tsd_9_viirs_00_12
tsd_9_viirs_12_24
tsd_9_viirs_24_36
tsd_9_viirs_36_48
tsd_9_viirs_48_60
tsd_9_viirs_60_72
tsd_9_viirs_72_84
tsd_9_viirs_84_96
tsd_9_viirs_96_00
tsd_9_viirs_all
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_00_12
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_12_24
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_24_36
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_36_48
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_48_60
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_60_72
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_72_84
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_84_96
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_96_00
tsd_9_viirs_snpp_all
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_00_12
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_12_24
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_24_36
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_36_48
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_48_60
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_60_72
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_72_84
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_84_96
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_96_00
tsd_9_viirs_noaa20_all
tsd_9_modis_00_12
tsd_9_modis_12_24
tsd_9_modis_24_36
tsd_9_modis_36_48
tsd_9_modis_48_60
tsd_9_modis_60_72
tsd_9_modis_72_84
tsd_9_modis_84_96
tsd_9_modis_96_00
tsd_9_modis_all
LEGEND
0 to < 12 hours
12 to < 24 hours
24 to < 36 hours

35 to < 48 hours
48 to < 60 hours
60 to < 72 hours

72 to < 84 hours
84 to < 96 hours
96+ hours

Cumulative Year to Date (from 2021-01-01 to TODAY)

Suomi-NPP NOAA-20 MODIS
cy_viirs_snpp_alaska
cy_viirs_snpp_canada
cy_viirs_snpp_usa_contiguous_and_hawaii
cy_viirs_noaa20_alaska
cy_viirs_noaa20_canada
cy_viirs_noaa20_usa_contiguous_and_hawaii
cy_modis_alaska
cy_modis_canada
cy_modis_usa_contiguous_and_hawaii
LEGEND
0 to < 6 hours
6 to < 12 hours
12 to < 24 hours
24+ hours

MODIS Burned Area

MODIS
January 2020
April 2020
July 2020
October 2020
February 2020
May 2020
August 2020
November 2020
March 2020
June 2020
September 2020
December 2020
LEGEND
January
February
March

April
May
June

July
August
September

October
November
December


WMS-Time

WMS-Time allows you to access FIRMS Active Fire Hotspots for a date range up to 31 days. With WMS-Time, you can specifiy a "TIME" parameter to obtain fire hotspots for multiple dates (e.g. 2020-01-01/2020-01-10) or a specific date-time range (2020-01-01 00:45/2020-01-01 10:30).

"TIME" parameter supports the following formats:
YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ
YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM
YYYY-MM-DD
* seconds are not used and will be ignored. Kept for compatibility


For a single day: "TIME=2020-01-01" or "TIME=2020-01-01/2020-01-01"
For 2 days (48 hrs): "TIME=2020-01-01/2020-01-02"

Please note: WMS-Time currently supports only up to 31 days per request. Also, if there is no data for the specified date, a blank image will be returned.

MODISVIIRS
fires_modis
fires_terra
fires_aqua
fires_viirs
fires_viirs_snpp
fires_viirs_noaa20


Tutorials & Examples

WMS Examples

Lat/Long (EPSG:4326) Mercator (EPSG:3857)
MODIS 1km MODIS 1km
VIIRS 375m VIIRS 375m
MODIS & VIIRS - custom MODIS & VIIRS - custom

WMS-Time Examples

Lat/Long (EPSG:4326) Mercator (EPSG:3857)
MODIS 1km [2020-01-01 .. 2020-01-10] MODIS 1km
VIIRS 375m [2020-01-01 21:30 .. 2020-01-02 03:25] VIIRS 375m
MODIS & VIIRS - custom MODIS & VIIRS - custom

Customization:

COLORS=R+G+B or COLORS=R G B - where R,G,B=[0..255]; ex: COLORS=220+120+120 or COLORS=220 120 120
SIZE=N - where N = [1..100]; ex: SIZE=5
SYMBOLS=circle,square,... - see Supported symbols below

Supported Symbols:

circle, circle-uf, cross, square, square-uf, triangle, triangle-uf, utriangle, utriangle-uf
* uf - unfilled center

Examples:

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/mapserver/wms/fires/YourMapKey/[layer1,...]/[symbol1,...]/[size1,...]/[color1,...]/?REQUEST=GetMap...
https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/mapserver/wms/fires/YourMapKey/ fires_modis_24,fires_viirs_24/triangle,triangle/4,2/240+40+40,250+200+50/?REQUEST=GetMap&WIDTH=1024&HEIGHT=512&BBOX=-180,-90,180,90

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/mapserver/wms/fires/YourMapKey/?REQUEST=GetMap...&layers=[layer1,...]&symbols=[symbol1,...]&size=[size1,...]&colors=[color1,...]
https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/mapserver/wms/fires/YourMapKey/?REQUEST=GetMap&layers=fires_modis_24,fires_viirs_24&WIDTH=1024&HEIGHT=512&BBOX=-180,-90,180,90 &symbols=triangle,triangle&colors=240+40+40,250+200+50&size=5,2