Attribute and upload to NAFI

To keep a record of the details of each mapping upload extra information is stored in a fire scar ID table. This FSID table allows you to record information about the map time period, month and other relevant comments for future reference. A fire scar ID (FSID) in the table is selected in sequence following on from the previous entry as long as it is in the correct month. An example of an FSID table with entries is shown below.

When filling in the FSID table enter the values as follows:

  • FSID – do not change
  • Mapping Period – Enter the dates of the current image and T1 or T2 image date.
  • Month – do not change
  • Region – the areas mapped (ie a1, a2, a3, a4, Kat)
  • Upload date – enter the date you completed the mapping
  • Curent – enter “yes” for the latest mapping for an area.
  • Comments – add any other additional information about a mapping period – ie note mapping problems due to cloud.

After you add information to a FSID value in the table the same FSID value needs to be added to a new ‘FSID’ field in you in the new mapping shape file. To add a new field double click on the new mapping shape file to open the layer properties window.

  • Select the ‘Field’ view,
  • Make sure ‘Create a new Field’ is selected.
  • Make the output name ‘FSID’
  • Enter the FSID value you have used in the FSID table in the expression window.

Now the FSID value matches all the descriptive information in the FSID table.

When you have added the FSID value to the shapefile save the updated FSID table and shapefile usubg the save button as shown below:

The locate the folder and the shapefiles as you created in the original shape file creation step.

Zip the folde containing the shape files and email them to

We are currently working on a custom file upload system that will automate some of the upload processes.

To view the high resolution Darwin mapping on NAFI:

  1. Go To tools
  2. turn off standard (250m) burnt area mapping
  3. turn on the 2021 hi-res mapping

As shown here: