This disclosure describes techniques to determine and depict a fire risk index. Per techniques of this disclosure, historical satellite imagery data is combined with weather data to determine a fire risk index. Satellite imagery data is obtained and analyzed for regions that are historically prone to fires. The vegetation map is analyzed for vegetation data that include foliage density and the presence of live green vegetation. Weather pattern data such as wind data, rainfall data, ambient temperature, humidity, etc. are obtained. The weather data and vegetation data are used to determine a fire risk index, e.g., using machine learning techniques. The fire risk index can assist public agencies to identify areas of high risk for fires. The fire risk index can be updated periodically.
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Nealie, Iain; Tizard, Mathew; and Mckenty, Tara, "Fire risk index map based on satellite imagery and weather data", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 13, 2019)