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FlamMap Change Log

The FlamMap fire mapping and analysis system was first available to the field with version 2.0 in 2003. Version 3.0 was released in 2006 and Version 5.0 in 2012. Version 4.0 was never released. Each version update has offered additional features and fire modeling capabilities. The current version of the program is Version 5.0.1.3, released on December 19, 2012. The most significant changes are provided here.

FlamMap version 5.0

  • Version 5.0.1.3, several issues were addressed, December 19, 2012.
    • Changes were made in how MTT Major Paths are calculated.
    • Addressed issues with how custom fuel models used fuel moisture files.
    • Addressed an issue with line ignitions.
  • Version 5.0.1.2, a fix for fuel moisture conditioning period and landscape files containing custom fuel models, October 26, 2012.
  • Version 5.0.1.1, a fix for gridded winds used in calculating burn probabilities, August 9, 2012.
  • Version 5.0.1, a fix for gridded winds generated by WindWizard, July 24, 2012.
  • Version 5.0.0, formal release, July 18, 2012.
    • Addresses known bugs in FlamMap3.
    • Available in both 32-bit and 64-bit operating system types.
    • WindNinja is embedded in the program, allowing for the inclusion of gridded wind fields in all analyses.
    • Spotting is included and accounted for in the Minimum Travel Time (MTT) calculations.
    • Barrier files can be incorporated into MTT analyses.
    • Burn probability analysis now includes outputs of individual fire perimeters, text files with information on individual fire size and locations, and flame length probabilities in a variety of categories. Ignitions can either be random or provided by the user.

FlamMap version 3.0

    • Version 3.0.0, formal release, March 20, 2006.
    • Minimum Travel Time fire growth and Treatment Optimization methods added.
    • Supports the Scott & Burgan fuel models.

FlamMap version 2.0

  • Version 2.0.0, formal release, May 19, 2004.
    • Three-D view, predefined legends, and color ramps added.
    • All unit conversion bugs and legend issues have been resolved.
  • Version 2 Beta 3.0.1, August 13, 2003
    • Landscape (.LCP) File generation utility incorporated intoFlamMap.
    • Released as Beta 3 to solicit user feedback, check computational integrity, and test for bugs.
  • Version 2 Beta 1.0.0, February 21, 2003
    • All main features for display and analysis incorporated into FlamMap.
    • FlamMap released as Beta 1 to solicit user feedback, check computational integrity, and test for bugs.
Modified: Jun 24, 2014