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Uploading Other Unit Shapes

From the Data Management tab, Data Managers can upload Other Unit Shapes for their administrative units and quickly view each on the Unit Map to ensure the shapes display correctly. Other Unit shapes are uploaded from the Data Management perspective, unlike incident and analysis shapes that are uploaded from the Incident and Analysis perspectives. Other Unit Shapes can also be drawn and saved on the Unit Map.

The options available on the Unit Shapes sub-tab varies based on the planning process currently selected for an administrative unit.

Before uploading a Unit Shape, determine if the value the shape represents should be included in an administrative unit's Values. Once a shape is uploaded, you can not edit the shape or the Include in Values status. Also verify:

Note: Though WFDSS uses NAD83, it imports and converts shapefiles that were created in other common projections and datums. In addition, shapes are downloadable in a local Albers projection that is based on the location of the incident. The maximum Other Unit shape size is 1000 points or 50000 vertices for lines and polygons. This applies to Other Unit shapes only.

To upload Other Unit Shapes:

  1. Choose Data Management > Unit Shapes. The Unit Shapes page appears.
  2. Select the Geographic Area, Agency, and Unit that you are uploading shapes for.
  3. Enter a Label for your shape. This label appears in the LayerSwitcher on the map, so make sure that it accurately and simply reflects the shape's purpose or content. For example, "Spotted Owl" or "Kickapoo Campground".
  4. Enter a Category for the shape. The Category appears in the LayerSwitcher on the map and will help you locate the shape in the map layers. Your unit should agree on consistent categories and naming conventions for Other Unit Shapes.
  5. Enter a Description that provides more details about the shape. For example, "full-service campground with electrical and water."
  6. Click Browse to navigate to the shapefile you are uploading. The Choose File to Upload window appears.
  7. Navigate to the shapefile you want to upload, and then click Open. The full path for your file appears in the File to Upload field.
  8. Select Include in Values to include the shape in the Values layer and Values Inventory. You can change this at any time by choosing Data Management > Unit Shapes > de-select the checkbox next to the selected shape.
  9. Click Upload. The shapefile appears in the Other Shapes for Unit list.

Last updated on 7/13/2021 2:50:03 PM.

In This Section

Unit Shapes

To upload Other Unit Shapes

See Also

Uploading Unit Shapes

Deleting Unit Shapes

Viewing Unit Shapes on a Map

Managing Strategic Objective Shapes

Strategic Objective Examples for use with Spatial Fire Planning

Guidelines for Developing Shapes used with the SFP Process

Managing Management Requirement Shapes

Drawing and Associating Management Requirement Shapes

Editing Associations for Management Requirement Shapes

Replacing Management Requirement Shapes

Uploading Management Requirement Shapes

Drawing Other Unit Shapes

Other Unit Shapes

Viewing or Downloading Other Unit Shapes

Deleting Other Unit Shapes


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