LANDFIRE has a wide audience of website visitors and data consumers — there were 22,128 unique website (landfire.gov) visitors Jan-July 2018. During that same time span, 154,068 data downloads occurred using the LF Data Distribution Site (DDS) and the LF Data Access Tool (LFDAT) by approximately 6,844 unique visitors.
Some of the website visitors downloaded over 7,255 mosaics — full extents of AK, HI and CONUS provided in zip file format from the website. This indicates that at least a portion of data users want full extent data. 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 - Michigan Technical University, University of Idaho, Colorado State University, Utah State University, University of Washington
Top five LANDFIRE pages visited - home page, vegetation, DDS, fire regime, get data
Top five government agencies and programs - Federal, USGS, BLM, National Park Service, USDA
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-July 2018.