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LANDFIRE Naming Conventions Explained

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Understanding the version number

* Sometimes the periods are dropped due to restrictions – this includes names in the LF map viewer and the full extent mosaic downloads

Understanding the version name

The version is named for the most current year of disturbance included.

Understanding the "capable" naming convention

Beginning with LF 2016 Remap, an improvement for fuels products in disturbed areas was implemented. Fuels were adjusted to expected current year vegetation conditions for disturbances that had occurred between certain select years that vary by the version. Making the fuels products "capable to X year fuels" or "capable fuels". Beginning with the LF 2020 Update, Existing Vegetation Cover (EVC) and Height (EVH) were also "capable to X year".

This capability was conveyed by including the capable year in the naming convention. A “capable fuels” download example from LF 2020 (CONUS) would look like:

In the LF 2022 Update, and onward, capability is no longer incorporated into the naming convention. This change was implemented to ensure that the products always match the version year and name. Special attention must be paid to the version number (LF 2022 is version number 230) to distinguish it from earlier versions.

A "capable fuels" download example from LF 2022 (CONUS) would look like:

Previous LANDFIRE Naming Convention

Pre-LF 2016 Remap Naming Convention

Extent shorthand - excluding the Insular Areas


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