"Live" fire data in FireFighter X
FireFighter X includes the optional use of FIRMS "MODIS" or "VIIRS 375m" data. The screenshot above shows a small part of the February 2016 wildfires in Tasmania.
The source data is downloaded from the official sources provided by NASA as part of the FIRMS product. The download feature built into FireFighter X makes use of the current 24h datasets, selecting all fire pixels with confidence level "nominal". These pixels are processed by size and brightness, then assembled into wildfires and sent directly to the FireFighter X fire lifecycle.
For further information about the science behind this data please visit the FIRMS homepage at
(The aircraft depicted in the screenshots are not part of the distribution - they are all either freeware models available online or stock FSX/P3D. Any property rights remain with the respective authors. See the "Aircraft"-page for details)