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About Shapes

WFDSS accepts a wide variety of shape types to assist with situation assessment, fire behavior analysis, and completing a decision document. Shapes used in WFDSS can be:

Tools for drawing, manipulating, and downloading shapes are available from the Situation and Analysis Map views. About Maps refers to these tools and their use. Shapes cannot be shared between incidents, but a shape can be downloaded from one incident and uploaded into another. Shapes can be deleted provided that the shape has not been used in an analysis or included in a decision.

WFDSS shapes are of three types:

Each WFDSS User Role is associated with privileges that determine who can upload, draw, manipulate, and copy shapes. The following shapes cannot be modified when a decision is in the Review and Approval process: Management Action Points, Objective Shapes, Planning Area, and Fire Perimeters.

Table 1: Shape Privileges by User Role

Shape Name

User roles and privileges that can draw and manipulate and/or upload

Shape Type

FMU and Strategic Objective Shapes

Data Managers can upload in advance of fire season

 

Polygons

Management Requirements and Other Unit Shapes

Data Managers can upload through the Data Management tab

 

Points, Lines, Polygons

Planning Areas

Incident Owners, Editors, and Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area) can draw and manipulate or upload.

Polygons

Fire Perimeters

Incident Owners, Editors, and Dispatchers & Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area), Fire Behavior Specialists, and those with Analysis Edit Privileges can draw and manipulate or upload

 

Polygons

Management Action Points

Incident Owners, Editors, and Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area) can draw and manipulate or upload

 

Points, Lines, Polygons

Incident Objective Shapes

Incident Owners, Editors, and Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area) can draw and manipulate or upload

 

Points, Lines, Polygons

Points of Interest

Incident Owners, Editors, and Dispatchers & Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area), Fire Behavior Specialists, and those with Analysis Edit Privileges can draw

Points

Analysis Ignitions

Incident Owners, Editors, Fire Behavior Specialists,those with Analysis Edit Privileges, and Dispatchers & Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area) can draw and manipulate or upload

Points, Lines, Polygons

Landscape Masks

Incident Owners, Editors, Fire Behavior Specialists, those with Analysis Edit Privileges, and Dispatchers & Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area) can draw and manipulate or upload

Polygons

Barriers

Incident Owners, Editors, Fire Behavior Specialists, those with Analysis Edit Privileges, and Dispatchers & Geographic Area Editors (within the geographic area) can draw and manipulate or upload

Lines, Polygons

 

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Last updated on 10/9/2018 1:57:00 PM.

 

 

In This Section

Maps and Shapes

Incident and Analysis Level Shapes

Shape Privileges by User Role

Considerations for Uploading Unit Shapes

Complex Shapes

Management Requirement Shapes

Management Requirement Shape Considerations

Strategic Objective Shapes

See Also

About Maps

Using the Map View

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

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

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