Development of Fast-Track Maps of the Major Fires in the Country for the Period July 10-29, 2007, Based on Spot-5 and DMC-II Satellite Images


Participants: ASDE, ReSAC, National Service Fire Safety and Civil Protection

The State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (SAITC) assigned a project for creation of fast track maps for the most severe fires in Bulgaria for the period 10th-29th July 2007 on the base of SPOT-5 and DMC-II satellite imageries. The pilot study was accomplished by the ASDE and ReSAC in cooperation with the NSFSCP under the MI. The project was supported by the EC - JRC, Republic of France and Federal Republic of Germany.

The study was carried out in compliance with several programmes of the EU such as:

  • Building the European Research Area in the field of ICT for environmental sustainability and security
  • Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)
  • Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14th of March 2007, establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)

You can view some examples of the resulting map for fire area classification on SPOT and on DMC-II.