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Merging Two Shapes

Incident Owners and Editors can merge shapes for their incidents. You might want to merge shapes under the following circumstances:

See also the Merging Fire Perimeters quick tip or view the merging perimeters video.

To merge shapes:

  1. From the Incident list, select the incident > click Assess Situation. The Situation Assessment map appears for the selected incident.
  2. From the Map tab in the left pane, expand the Incident tree.
  3. Select the type of shape you want to merge, and the specific shape you want to start with. For example, if you want to merge an existing fire perimeter called "08152010 Fourmile" with a new fire perimeter, then turn on the "08152010 Fourmile" perimeter shape.
  4. Select the polygon tool Draw Polygon Icon.
  5. Draw the new shape where you want it on the map.
  6. Select the arrow tool. Select the existing shape. Both the new shape and the existing shape should be yellow.
  7. Click the Green circle + button next to the layer type that you want to merge layers for. The Save shape popup appears.
  8. Name the merged shape.
  9. Select the source type.
  10. Enter the effective time and any comments about the shape. In the comments, you want to indicate which shapes you used to create the merged shape and where you got them from.
  11. Click Create. The merged shape appears in the list for the selected layer type.

Last updated on 9/16/2016 11:24:45 AM.

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Maps and Shapes

To merge shapes:

See Also

About Maps

Using the Map View

About Shapes

About Analysis Shape Files (STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

Deleting Shapes

Drawing Shapes on the Map

About Planning Areas

Subscribing to Planning Area Notifications

Creating a Planning Area

Drawing a Landscape Extent

Querying the Landscape Data

Creating a Barrier

Creating an Analysis Ignition File

Uploading Shapes

Creating a Landscape Mask

About Images

Uploading Images

Capturing Map Images

Downloading National Data Layers

Downloading Incident Shapes

Downloading Fire Perimeters

Viewing Shapes

Viewing Unit Shapes on a Map

Viewing, Copying or Downloading Feature Information

Copying Feature Information

Downloading Feature Information

Viewing Smoke Dispersion Information

Viewing the Fire Danger Rating Graph

Saving Fire Danger Rating Graphs to Incident Content

Viewing Strategic Objectives


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors