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LANDFIRE Remap (LF 2.0.0)

LANDFIRE (LF) Remap is a comprehensive mapping effort that used new data to create a new base map product representing contemporary conditions. LF's second base map, LF Remap, represents 2016 ground conditions and is being released incrementally 2019-2020.

The first base map (LF National) product suite was developed using Landsat data circa 2001. Since landscape change never ceases, LF National products were updated regularly to more accurately represent current conditions and account for landscape disturbances (LF 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014). With a base map that is over 15 years old, it was time to remap the landscape.

LF Remap was designed to produce vegetation and fuels data that inform wildland fire and ecological decision systems. The Program's consistent methodologies and processes incorporate current satellite imagery, contemporary data sources, and the latest software and hardware technologies. The resulting LF Remap products offer significant improvements to all previous LF versions.

Improvements in image compositing, tiling algorithms, plus faster computing hardware ensures LF data will remain relevant. To achieve this, LF Remap leveraged the Landsat archive, lidar data, and user contributed field plot data compiled into the LF Reference Database (LFRDB), to create the new base map vegetation products. Learn more about contributing plot data for future mapping efforts.

All LF product categories have been refined as part of Remap:   Reference  •  Disturbance  •  Vegetation  •  Fuel  •  Fire Regimes  •  Topographic

LF Remap Schedule

LF Remap production began in 2017. Product releases by LF Geographic Areas (GeoAreas), six for CONUS, and one each for Alaska, Hawaii, and the insular areas, started with the Northwest in early 2019 and will continue incrementally through 2020.

Jan-June July-Dec
Northwest NW
Southwest SW
South Central SC
North Central NC

Jan-June July-Dec
Southeast SE
Northeast NE
Alaska AK
Hawaii HI

Schedule for data releases
Delivery Schedule
2015 GeoAreas

Budget Constraints

LF experienced FY 2018 budget reductions. The Program is evaluating options which may include schedule delays, scope adjustments, and deliverable cuts. As of March 2018, no changes have been made to the current schedule. After the budget is finalized, additional information and changes will be provided.

What to Expect — LF Remap Changes

The LF team at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center used the latest data and processing techniques to produce new vegetation, fuels, and fire regime base layers for the LF Remap product suite, representing a circa 2016 ground condition.

LF Remap changes include:

LF Remap Documentation

LF Remap - Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data to Classify Existing Vegetation Type and Structure to Support Strategic Planning and Tactical Response - characterizing vegetation type, cover, and height with Earth observation data enhances wildland fuel modeling.

LF Remap Summary Description - published in 2015 describes a summary outline on LF Remap. Information is presented in a question and answer format to address questions users may have.

Developing LF Remap by Production Unit - Products are being developed using a combination of legacy and new productions units.

Data Call Letter - request for contributing relevant data and information from multiple sources to ensure a comprehensive product.


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