FIRECAST OnSight App

Burn scar near the Ambohitantely reserve, Madagascar. June 2016. Photo by Andrés Cano

Firecast OnSight disseminates near real-time information on ecosystem disturbances directly to your mobile device. Firecast OnSight can be used to facilitate field work activities, help enforce land use polices, or generate public awareness of nearby fires and forest disturbances.

Firecast OnSight is a free application for Android devices (Android 4.1 or higher) co-developed with Geovisual Analytics to disseminate near-real time global MODIS and VIIRS fire data as well as annual forest disturbances from QUICC for Peru and Madagascar directly to mobile devices. Users can log in as a guest to have access to the latest fire detections near their location (updated every 30 minutes); or request credentials for a full experience of the Firecast OnSight suite of data collection tools.

The OnSight data collection tool facilitates field documentation through geotagged photos and customized menu options. The data are then integrated on a private cloud-based dashboard for field work management. Access to both the data collection tool and Dashboard are free with a requested license agreement with Firecast.

Firecast OnSight is available in English, Spanish, French, and Indonesian Bahasa.


View nearby fire disturbances on your mobile device. Data are updated every 30 minutes.
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The image above shows the Firecast OnSight online dashboard. Users are able to visualize fire detections; create and deploy forms for data collection; and display observation from field campaigns using cloud services. This image shows a Firecast OnSight field exercise outside Ambohitantely special reserve, Madagascar, to validate the QUICC forest disturbance alert. Photo by Andrés Cano
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