Self-service data platforms DEA Bushfire Burnt Area NRT Services
See bushfires in the landscape. Spot areas of high temperature
Digital Earth Australia (DEA) offers self-service satellite analysis platforms that allow users to visualise the Australian landscape and identify active bushfire events, delineate burnt areas, and then provide insights to other data sources about how bushfire could threaten communities and property.
Use DEA’s freely available near real-time imagery, DEA Hotspots Data, derived products, and scientific workflows through DEA Maps and the Jupyter notebooks in the DEA Sandbox to examine, investigate, delineate and track burnt areas across Australia.
Use Jupyter notebook and NRT satellite imagery to investigate burnt areas
Investigate burnt areas in detail with near real-time satellite imagery in the DEA Sandbox. This enables the use of DEA’s freely available near real-time (NRT) imagery for investigating recent fire events.
The Jupyter notebook outlines a workflow to select the most suitable ‘near real-time’ and baseline imagery for comparison from the Landsat 8 & 9 and Sentinel-2A & Sentinel-2B sensors. Value thresholding is applied to detect unverified burnt areas, before creating an exportable polygon vector file. The workflow examines an area in Tambaroora NSW directly after a bushfire in March 2023. Update the location and time to investigate your own area of interest.
DEA Burnt Area NRT interactive map
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