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The NAFI Mobile App Updated Hotspot Display

Land managers across much of Australia can access near real-time fire information on their mobile phones with the launch of the NAFI free mobile app. This major development gives users access to two to three-hourly updates on active fires, and regular burnt area updates streamed straight to their mobile device.

We are constantly working to make the app user friendly so be sure to keep your app updated.

Based on feedback from our current users, the new improved app now allows you to see hotspots rather than the heatmap when you're further zoomed out.

We have also changed the colour of the location symbol so it can be easier to identify. 

Heatmap on left. Zoom at which hotspots appear on right.
Location symbol in light blue over Darwin.

Click on the button below for more information on how to use the NAFI app.
Click Here

NAFI Website: New Quick Links Tool

You can now view some useful NAFI maps more easily by using a “Quick Links” button in the top right of the map.

The pop-up menu allows you to:
  • Turn on and off the hotspots layer
  • Switch between Hi Res burnt areas and the standard burnt areas in the Top End, NT
  • Quickly view the current and up to two previous years of fire history as a guide to grassy fuel levels.
Below is a short video on how the Quick Links tool works.


The Savanna Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework (SMERF) dashboard is an on-line tool which builds on the long history of burnt area information provided by NAFI.

The dashboard creates standardised monitoring and evaluation reports against fire metrics such as:

  • Fire seasonality
  • Fire frequency
  • Time since last burnt
  • Percentage unburnt greater than 2 or 5 years
This sophisticated burnt area information tool is available for stakeholders to evaluate the effects of fire on individual properties or regions wherever NAFI burnt area mapping is available making it readily accessible for all levels of land management.
Below is a short video on how the dashboard works.

You can visit the SMERF dashboard by clicking the button below.
Click Here
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