I am looking for information about data that has wildfires in the United States but I am interested more specifically in Colorado. Do not be confuse with the Forest Fires. How or where do I find the GIS or geospatial data ?

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Wildfire Location Data: National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) supplies the fire data to geomac https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

NIFC Statistics

Office of Wildland Fire funds geomac https://www.doi.gov/wildlandfire

Wildfire - Wildland Fire Information Federal Fire Occurrence Website http://wildfire.cr.usgs.gov/firehistory/data.html

Daily Incident Map http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/lg_fire2.php

InciWeb Incident Information System has a lot of fire data, but you can search by wildfire

GeoMAC - existing wildfire situation in continental US and Alaska http://www.geomac.gov/

Boulder has wildfire parameters, boundaries and a few more like that, which aren't live fire data, but you may find useful:

OpenColorado has two more sets from Boulder, not sure but I'm guessing there may be overlap there:

Here's an old Denver wildfire .kml

Virginia's Department of Forestry Wildland Fire, Incident and Suppression Resources, and Wildfire Risk Assessment for the state and regions:

Virginia's Department of Forestry Wildland Fire Incidents Map

MODIS satelitte imagery via NASA
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/data/hazards-and-disasters/fires https://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/firms/active-fire-data


I'm guessing you've already encountered both of these but just in case...

The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity is a remote sensed product with spatial extent of wild fires: http://www.mtbs.gov/nationalregional/intro.html

The USFS also has a dataset built from the Fire Program Analysis system: http://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/Product/RDS-2013-0009.3/

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