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Creating a Landscape Mask

Landscape Masks are polygons that analysts use to change fuel characteristics in a defined area on the modeled landscape. Analysts use these masks to make modeled fire more representative of observed fire behavior, or to incorporate more recent changes that are not represented in the existing fuel layer (fire activity, beetle kill, blow-down, etc.).

You can create a landscape mask on either the Analysis or Situation Map. To create a landscape mask, you can:

To draw a landscape mask:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate map by doing one of the following:
    • Choose Incidents tab > select the Incident > click Assess Situation.
    • Choose Analyses tab > select the analysis > click View Information > Analysis Map. (The Analysis Landscape file must already exist before you can do this option.)
  2. Pan and zoom into the area where you wish to draw a mask.
  3. Select the map tool you want to use to create a shape on the map (rectangle or polygon).
  4. Place your cursor on the map and draw the shape.
  5. Click the green plus Green circle + icon to the right of the Landscape Masks layer.
  6. Enter a Name for the mask.
  7. Click Save. The temporary shape appears both on the map with the given label and in the Layer Tree under Landscape Masks

NOTE: The Situation Map and the Analysis Map have the same functionality. The View Landscape Map currently only views the landscape.

Last updated on 9/16/2016 11:27:06 AM.

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Maps and Shapes

To draw a landscape mask:

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

Merging Two Shapes

Uploading Shapes

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