By James Anderson and Asa Strong

Global Forest Watch and Digital Globe recently partnered to bring high-resolution satellite images to bear on the issue of forest and land fires in Indonesia. The fires, often set to clear land for agriculture or used as a tool in conflict over land, can cause serious damage to forests and peat soils, as well as releasing clouds of toxic haze. The haze remains a particularly acute environmental and public heath crisis.

We have continued to acquire new images, including new images from the past few weeks. See two highlights below, complete with lat/ long coordinates and links to download the images on Flickr, or explore them with other forest and land data on GFW Fires.

Fire near wood fiber plantation | Sumatra, Indonesia | Nov 5, 2014

Land fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe. The dark patches on the left are a large pulpwood plantation (concession boundaries available on GFW fires).Land fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe. The dark patches on the left are a large pulpwood plantation (concession boundaries available on GFW fires).

Acquisition Date: November 5, 2014
Satellite: Digital Globe’s WorldView 2
Lat/ Long: 105.764057 / -2.848973 (Decimal Degrees)

Explore this image and additional data on Global Forest Watch Fires

Download the high-resolution image via Flickr

 

Fire in fields | Sumatra, Indonesia | July 24, 2014

Agricultural fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe.Land fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe. The dark patches on the left are a large pulpwood plantation (concession boundaries available on GFW fires).

Agricultural fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe.

Acquisition Date: July 24,2014
Satellite: Digital Globe’s WorldView 2
Lat/ Long: 100.371870 / 2.103892 (Decimal Degrees)

Explore this image and additional data on Global Forest Watch Fires

Download the high-resolution image via Flickr

Feel free to share and re-post the images (with credit to Global Forest Watch and Digital Globe).