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Landscape Data Sources

WFDSS uses the aspect, slope, elevation, fuel model, canopy cover, canopy base height (CBH), canopy bulk density (CBD), and stand height layers to a create landscape file that displays fuels, topography and canopy information simultaneously. Landscape data can be viewed for any point on a map display by clicking the Info sub-tab > selecting the I Icon tool > and then clicking on the landscape. The default Landscape Data Source for incidents is LANDFIRE 2010 1.2.0, but this can be changed for an incident on the Incident Information tab.

Landscape data in WFDSS is sourced from LANDFIRE and a multi-partner wildland fire and wildland fuel mapping project in the state of California. All values are measured with the metric system:

Variable

Unit of Measure

aspect

degrees

slope

degrees

elevation

meters

canopy base height

meters

canopy bulk density

kg/m3

canopy cover

percent

stand height

meters

The California landscape 2010 data set is an annual, multi-partner wildland fire and wildland fuel mapping project within the state of California. The California fuels data are supported by the California Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Region 5 Fire and Aviation Management, the US Department of Interior (US DOI) Bureau of Land Management and DOI National Park Service. California fuel data tasks are completed by the USDA Region 5 Remote Sensing Lab.

For more details, got to Landscape Data Source Reference.

In This Section

WFDSS Overview

See Also

Wildland Fire Decision Support System

WFDSS Background

WFDSS Timeline

Decision Making: An Analytic Deliberative Process

WFDSS Business Process

WFDSS Application Symbols and Conventions

WFDSS Navigation Tips

Character Limitations

Reference

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