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Analysis of the Existence of Geospatial Data Necessary for Fire Modeling in the Republic of Serbia

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Wildfires have always been a threat to civil security. In some cases, they cannot be prevented. However, if fire modeling was performed in advance using the available software, it can significantly increase the level of safety in the event of their occurrence. In this paper an analysis of the existence of the geospatial data necessary for fire modeling for the selected area in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia, was performed. In addition to this analysis, it is recorded type of databases, in sense of coverage and data limitations, as well as date range of required data. A software that is used for this purpose, FARSITE, is described: the operating principle and the data necessary for fire modelling fire in it. Based on the research conducted in the paper, it can be concluded at which level the original geospatial data necessary for fire modeling are in the Republic of Serbia and what is necessary to do in order to improve that situation.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding provided by the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy under project “Theoretical and experimental research in civil engineering for the purpose of improvement of educational process and strengthening of scientific-research capacity of the department”. In addition, this research has partially been supported also by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Projects numbers TR37018 and III43008).

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Marković, M., Laban, M., Maksimović, J., Kuzmić, T., Batilović, M., Draganić, S. (2020). Analysis of the Existence of Geospatial Data Necessary for Fire Modeling in the Republic of Serbia. In: Makovicka Osvaldova, L., Markert, F., Zelinka, S. (eds) Wood & Fire Safety. WFS 2020. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41235-7_51

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