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South Africa: Mobile Application Launched for the Advanced Fire Information System
Source: CSIR e-News - November 2013
Source Date: Friday, November 29, 2013
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 29, 2013

Main features include:
• Current wildfire locations detected by satellite
• Five-dayfire danger forecast for any location
• Day since last burn at any location
• Current vegetation conditions
• Geo-tagged photo uploads of fires across the region
• Fire alert push notifications.
The AFIS mobile application forms part of the larger AFIS system (www.afis.co.za) that supports fire managers across the globe with both historical and near real-time fire information. The system utilises information from various sources, including Earth observation satellites and numerical weather prediction models to assist in fire management.
The mobile application is available free of charge to all users with Apple iPhones and iPads, as well as to all Android devices.
Please visit the AFIS website for more information
Philip Frost
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