AFIS Wildfire Map

3.4
95 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Get the latest updates on wildfire locations with the CSIR's AFIS Wildfire Map app that puts vital wildfire information at your fingertips. AFIS gives you access to fires detected globally by NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites as well as the SNPP and NOAA-20 satellites.

This app provides native access to the AFIS Viewer that is available online at https://viewer.afis.co.za/

This app replaces the previous AFIS app that was no longer maintainable. New features will be added over time.

Visit the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) website for more information about the organization behind AFIS: https://www.csir.co.za
Updated on
Aug 26, 2020

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location
This app may collect these data types
Location and Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.4
95 reviews
Ashley Theron
October 6, 2021
The new app is very slow, says no internet although phone is connected to wifi. Sometimes doesn't show the current day FDI or will just close by itself. Please look into this, the old app was much better (web version as well as the new version doesn't have all the functions the old version had)
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CSIR
October 15, 2021
Hi Ashley. We have optimized some of the database queries to speed up the loading of the map. If you get the no internet error please refresh the app by dragging your finger from the top towards the bottom, like in most browsers. If that does not work please close the app completely and re-open. Let us know which features you are missing.
Spikes Joubert
June 19, 2021
I've been using the original AFIS android app since first release. The "new" version did not work well for me as I couldn't get it to consistently store my favourite places that I added. This version(updated 2020/8) seems to have cured the loss of POI's. Great app. It should be on every forester/farmer/game rangers smart phone. Once I've figured out how to calculate FDI on the new app it will be rated 5
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CSIR
June 28, 2021
Thank you for the detailed feedback. An LFDI calculator is in the works.
L
July 16, 2021
Doesn't give any information (size, when spotted, containment, etc.) Seems accurate on a map, but without the additional info it's mostly useless.
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CSIR
July 19, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. The app makes use of satellite data and the focus is on wide area (global) coverage rather than detailed information about each fire. Including the information you are referring to would require all responsible agencies world-wide to share information in an open and automated manner, which is unfortunately not the case.