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LANDFIRE Remap (LF 2.0.0)

The original LANDFIRE (LF) National product suite was developed using Landsat data (circa 2001) to provide nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial products for wildland fire management. Since landscape change never ceases, several campaigns have been undertaken to identify disturbances on the landscape, thus keeping LF locally relevant. The original base products were updated regularly (LF 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014), but they are now more than 15 years old. To ensure the data remains relevant, LF is leveraging improvements in image compositing and tiling algorithms, plus faster, lower cost computing hardware, to produce new product suite base maps that represent circa 2016 ground conditions. This mapping effort is called LF Remap.

LF Remap is designed to produce comprehensive vegetation and fuels information that informs wildland fire and ecological decisions systems. Using consistent methodologies and processes informed by current satellite imagery, contemporary data sources, and the latest software and hardware technologies, LF Remap products will offer significant improvements to all previous LF versions.

LF Remap leverages the unlimited free access to the Landsat archive, access to lidar information, in conjunction with user contributed field plot data that have been compiled into the LF Reference Database (LFRDB), to create base vegetation products. Learn more about contributing plot data for future mapping efforts.

All LF product categories will be refined as part of Remap:   Reference  •  Disturbance  •  Vegetation  •  Fuel  •  Fire Regimes  •  Topographic

LF Remap Schedule

LF Remap production started in 2017 and products will begin being released in 2019 by LF Geographic Areas (GeoAreas): six for CONUS, and one each for Alaska, Hawaii, and the insular areas.

Jan-June July-Dec
Northwest NW
Southwest SW
South Central SC
North Central NC

Jan-June July-Dec
Southeast SE
Northeast NE
Alaska AK
Hawaii HI
2015 GeoAreas

LF Expected Data Releases

Budget Constraints

LF experienced FY 2018 budget reductions. The Program is evaluating options which may include schedule delays, scope adjustments, and deliverable cuts. As of March 2018, no changes have been made to the current schedule. After the budget is finalized, additional information and changes will be provided.

What to Expect — LF Remap Changes

The LF team at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center uses the latest data and processing techniques to produce new vegetation, fuels, and fire regime base layers for the LF Remap product suite, representing a circa 2016 ground condition.

LF Remap changes include:

LF Remap Documentation

LF Remap - Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data to Classify Existing Vegetation Type and Structure to Support Strategic Planning and Tactical Response - characterizing vegetation type, cover, and height with Earth observation data enhances wildland fuel modeling.

LF Remap Summary Description - published in 2015 describes a summary outline on LF Remap. Information is presented in a question and answer format to address questions users may have.

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