LANDFIRE has a wide audience of website visitors and data consumers — there were 280,2015 unique website (landfire.gov) visitors Jan-Dec 2020. During that same time span, 63,403 data downloads occurred using the LF Data Distribution Site (DDS), the LF Data Access Tool (LFDAT), and WCS.
Website visitors downloaded over 157,519 mosaics — full extents of AK, HI and CONUS provided in zip file format from the website. You can also conclude from looking at the statistics that a high percentage of users are coming to LANDFIRE for the data.
The statistics show:
Top five U.S. universities downloading data - Colorado State University, University of Idaho, Utah State University, Washington State University, Stanford University
Top five LANDFIRE pages visited - home page, DDS, get data, vegetation, fuel
Top five government agencies and programs - Federal, USDA, State Departments, USGS, Universities
Data users are accessing data from sources other than the DDS and landfire.gov. The LF Program submits data directly to the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) and the USFS. These programs provide access to LF data to their user base. Without these services, data users would need to acquire data from LF.
All statistics are approximations and range from Jan-Dec 2020.