Historical Fire Perimeters - Southern California [ds384]

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Tags
Fire history, Fire perimeters, Wildfire, California, Fire


Summary

Provides a reasonable view of the spatial distribution of past large fires. Due to missing perimeters (see completeness report) this layer should not be used for statistical analysis and reporting.

Description

CDF, USDA Forest Service Region 5, BLM, NPS, Contract Counties and other agencies jointly maintain a comprehensive fire perimeter GIS layer for public and private lands throughout the state. The data covers fires back to 1950 and fires 10 acres and greater. Depictions of the historical fire perimeters Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties were pulled together from downloadable information on the CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) web site ( http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/data/frapgisdata/select.asp) . This information shows the fire history for these six counties prior to the recent (late October 2007) fires. Please read the attached metadata carefully to further undersand the information presented here. The Data Viewer used in BIOS has a query function (see tool bar across the top of the map screen) to query all fields including date fields to narrow the number of fire perimeters shown to the period of time you are interested in.

Credits

Use limitations

There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire the data, in case updated data become available.

Extent

West -119.678563 East -114.459563
North 35.832301 South 32.530905

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California

Theme keywords Fire history, Fire perimeters, Wildfire, Fire

Citation

* Title DS0384_20071101
Publication date 2005-01-01


Edition 04_2


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name CDF
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status under development
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
DISCLAIMER The State of California and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of data or maps. The user will not seek to hold the State or the Department liable under any circumstances for any damages with respect to any claim by the user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of data or maps. The user will cite the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as the original source of the data, but will clearly denote cases where the original data have been updated, modified, or in any way altered from the original condition. There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire the data, in case updated data become available.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0384_20071101
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
publication date
Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -119.678563
* East longitude -114.459563
* North latitude 35.832301
* South latitude 32.530905
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13322556.706100
* East longitude -12741580.223700
* South latitude 3833203.752200
* North latitude 4277570.668800
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Guphy Gustafson
Organization's name California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact's position GIS Analyst
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 445-5803
Fax (916) 324-1180

Address
Type physical
Delivery point 1300 U Street
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95818
Country US
e-mail address lori.gustafson@fire.ca.gov

Hours of service
0830 - 1700


Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency annually


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire the data, in case updated data become available.
Constraints
Limitations of use
There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire the data, in case updated data become available.

Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0384_20071101
* Object type composite
* Object count 5562



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0384_20071101
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 5562
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
The fire perimeter database developed by CDF and USFS is the most complete digital record of fire history in California. However it is still incomplete in many respects. Fires may be missing altogether or have missing or incorrect attribute data. Some fires may be missing because historical records were lost or damaged, were too small for the minimum cutoffs, had inadequate documentation or have not yet been incorporated into the database. Until the Fire Plan is fully implemented in all ranger units, some ranger units will only have data from 1950-1989. Furthermore, until the data capture process moves to the local level, the most recent fires will only be uploaded to the database at the end of every fire season. Other errors with the fire perimeter database include duplicate fires and over-generalization. While the data capture process attempts to identify duplicate fires resulting from multiple data sources (i.e. the USFS and CDF both captured and submitted the fire perimeter), some duplicates may still exist. Additionally, over-generalization, particularly with large old fires may show unburned "islands" within the final perimeter as burned. Users of the fire perimeter database must exercise caution in application of the data. Careful use of the fire perimeter database will prevent users from drawing inaccurate or erroneous conclusions from the data




Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name Project_1
Date 2007-04-2510:18:10
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name FeatureClassToFeatureClass_1
Date 2007-04-2609:46:53
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2007-04-2611:59:01
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-07-2108:54:44
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-06-2114:54:57
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Paul Knott
Organization's name CDF-FRAP
Contact's position GIS Fireplan Spatial Database Librarian
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-327-3135
Fax 916-296-4741

Address
Delivery point 1300 U Street
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95818
Country US
e-mail address paul.knott@fire.ca.gov



Ordering process



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov/

Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/300_399/ds384.zip

Fields

Details for object DS0384_20071101
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 5562


Field STATE
* Data type String
* Width 2
* Alias STATE
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Start state responsible
List of values
Value AZ
Description Arizona


Value CA
Description California


Value NV
Description Nevada


Value OR
Description Oregon




Field UNIT_ID
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Alias UNIT_ID
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Responsible Unit
Description source
BLM,CDF,USF,NPS,
List of values
Value ANF
Description Angeles National Forest


Value BDF
Description San Bernardino National Forest


Value CNF
Description Cleveland National Forest


Value ENF
Description Eldorado National Forest


Value INF
Description Inyo National Forest


Value KNF
Description Klamath National Forest


Value LNF
Description Lassen National Forest


Value LPF
Description Los Padres National Forest


Value MDF
Description Modoc National Forest


Value MNF
Description Mendocino National Forest


Value PNF
Description Plumas National Forest


Value SQF
Description Sequoia National Forest


Value SRF
Description Six Rivers National Forest


Value SHF
Description Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Value SNF
Description Sierra National Forest


Value STF
Description Stanislaus National Forest


Value TNF
Description Tahoe National Forest


Value TMU
Description Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit


Value TOI
Description Toiyabe National Forest


Value KRN
Description Kern County


Value LAC
Description Los Angeles County


Value MRN
Description Marin


Value ORC
Description Orange


Value AEU
Description Amador-El Dorado CDF Unit


Value BDU
Description San Bernardino CDF Unit


Value BEU
Description Monterey-San Benito CDF Unit


Value BTU
Description Butte CDF Unit


Value CZU
Description San Mateo-Santa Cruz CDF Unit


Value FKU
Description Fresno-Kings CDF Unit


Value HUU
Description Humboldt-Del Norte CDF Unit


Value LMU
Description Lassen-Modoc CDF Unit


Value LNU
Description Sonoma-Lake-Napa CDF Unit


Value MEU
Description Mendocino CDF Unit


Value MMU
Description Merced-Mariposa CDF Unit


Value MVU
Description San Diego CDF Unit


Value NEU
Description Nevada-Yuba-Placer CDF Unit


Value RRU
Description Riverside CDF Unit


Value SCU
Description Santa Clara CDF Unit


Value SHU
Description Shasta-Trinity CDF Unit


Value SKU
Description Siskiyou CDF Unit


Value SLU
Description San Luis Obispo CDF Unit


Value SNU
Description Sonoma CDF Unit


Value TCU
Description Tuolumne-Calaveras CDF Unit


Value TGU
Description Tehama-Glenn CDF Unit


Value TUU
Description Tulare CDF Unit


Value CNP
Description Channel Islands National Park


Value JTP
Description Joshua Tree National Monument


Value SBC
Description Santa Barbara County


Value VNC
Description Ventura County


Value CCD
Description Carson City District BLM


Value CDD
Description CA Desert District BLM


Value BBD
Description Bakersfield District BLM


Value NOD
Description Northern CA District


Value KNP
Description Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park


Value LNP
Description Lassen Volcanic National Park


Value MNP
Description Mojave National Park


Value RWP
Description Redwood National Park


Value YNP
Description Yosemite National Park


Value AFV
Description Vandenberg Air Force Base


Value CRB
Description Camp Roberts Military Base


Value APF
Description US Army Post FD (Hunter Ligget)


Value GNP
Description Golden Gate National Park


Value CAP
Description Cabrillo National Monument


Value DVP
Description Death Valley National Park


Value DPP
Description Devils Postpile National Monument


Value EOP
Description Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site


Value FPP
Description Fort Point National Historic Site


Value JMP
Description John Muir National Historic Site


Value BNP
Description Lava Beds National Monument


Value MWP
Description Muir Woods National Monument


Value PIP
Description Pinnacles National Monument


Value RNP
Description Point Reyes National Seashore


Value PSF
Description Presidio of San Francisco


Value SMP
Description Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area


Value WNP
Description Whiskeytown National Recreation Area




Field FIRE_NUM
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Alias FIRE_NUM
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Fire number


Field FIRE_NAME
* Data type String
* Width 34
* Alias FIRE_NAME
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Fire name


Field AGENCY
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Alias AGENCY
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Responsible agency
List of values
Value BIA
Description USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs


Value BLM
Description Bureau of Land Management


Value CDF
Description California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


Value CCO
Description Contract Counties


Value DOD
Description Department of Defense


Value FWS
Description USDI Fish and Wildlife Service


Value LRA
Description Local Response Area


Value NOP
Description No Protection


Value NPS
Description National Park Service


Value PVT
Description Private


Value USF
Description United States Forest Service


Value OTH
Description Other




Field ALARM_DATE
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Alias ALARM_DATE
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Alarm or start date YYYYMMDD


Field C_METHOD
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Alias C_METHOD
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Collection method
List of values
Value 1
Description GPS Ground


Value 2
Description GPS Air


Value 3
Description Infrared


Value 4
Description Other imagery


Value 5
Description Photo Interpretation


Value 6
Description Hand Drawn


Value 7
Description Mixed Collection Methods


Value 8
Description Unknown




Field REPORT_AC
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias REPORT_AC
* Precision 19
* Scale 11
Field description
Acres reported


Field CONT_DATE
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Alias CONT_DATE
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Date contained or stopped YYYYMMDD


Field CAUSE
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Alias CAUSE
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Cause of fire
List of values
Value 1
Description Lightning


Value 2
Description Equipment Use


Value 3
Description Smoking


Value 4
Description Campfire


Value 5
Description Debris


Value 6
Description Railroad


Value 7
Description Arson


Value 8
Description Playing with fire


Value 9
Description Miscellaneous


Value 10
Description Vehicle


Value 11
Description Powerline


Value 12
Description Firefighter Training


Value 13
Description Non-Firefighter Training


Value 14
Description Unknown / Unidentified


Value 15
Description Structure


Value 16
Description Aircraft


Value 17
Description Volcanic


Value 18
Description Escaped Prescribed Burn


Value 19
Description Illegal Alien Campfire




Field YEAR_
* Alias YEAR_
* Data type String
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field UNIQUE_ID
* Data type String
* Width 17
* Alias UNIQUE_ID
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identifier (Redefined item)


Field INC_NUM
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Alias INC_NUM
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Incident number


Field OBJECTIVE
* Alias OBJECTIVE
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0


List of values
Value 1
Description Suppression (Wildfire)


Value 2
Description Resource Benefit (Wildland Fire Use)




Field COST
* Alias COST
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0




Field COMMENTS
* Alias COMMENTS
* Data type String
* Width 80
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field SHAPE
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0






Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2014-04-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0616:12:26
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2810:25:55


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2810:25:55


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Katie Waggoner
Organization's name CDF-FRAP
Contact's position GIS Analyst
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 445-5852
Fax (916) 324-1180

Address
Type physical
Delivery point 1300 U Street
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95818
Country US
e-mail address katie.waggoner@fire.ca.gov

Hours of service
M-F 6:30-4 Every Other Friday Off.


Thumbnail and Enclosures

Thumbnail

Enclosure
Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc