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Creating a Landscape Editor Rule

The landscape editor is a powerful yet easy-to-use tool for modifying a landscape. Fire Behavior Specialists can either add or import rules for the landscape file.

Note: Create the rules before creating the landscape file. If you add or edit rules after creating the landscape file, you will have to re-create the landscape file.

Adding rules allows you to edit the following attributes for the landscape fuels layers (canopy base height, canopy bulk density, canopy cover, fuel model or stand height) within the defined landscape extent:

CAUTION: After creating a Landscape File that contains landscape edits, view the landscape to ensure that the edits you made in the Landscape Editor appear as you expected. A landscape critique will help with this task. Landscape editor rules are applied using Boolean logic and, if edits to your landscape do not appear as they should, read Landscape Editor Tips and make appropriate rule edits.

Landscape Editor Tips:

Consider the following when using the Landscape Editor in WFDSS to make landscape edits for fire behavior analysis.

To change fuel models or canopy characteristics only outside of masked areas (in other words, retain values in masked areas and make adjustments outside of them), use the logic method that WFDSS applies to the landscape rules. To retain values inside of a mask while making changes outside of a mask, create two rules. The first rule retain the masked area's values and the second rule changes everything outside of the masked area. To retain canopy characteristic values inside of masked areas, multiply those by a value of 1 and then the subsequent rule is not applied to those areas because the first rule takes precedence.

To add a LCP editor rule:

Note: Landscape editor rules within each attribute category are applied from the top to the bottom of the list, so move the rules up or down the list as needed.

  1. From the Analysis List, select or create the analysis that you want to add rules for.
  2. Click View Information. The General Information page appears for the analysis.
  3. From the left menu, select Landscape Editor. The Landscape File Editor page appears.
  4. Click Add. The Add Landscape Editor Rule page appears.
  5. Select the attribute you want to change.
  6. Enter the new attribute value.
  7. Enter the rule conditions that apply to the attribute.
  8. Select the fuel model that applies to the attribute.
  9. If you want to limit the rule by a shape mask, add the mask that applies to the attribute. (The mask must exist in WFDSS for the incident before it will appear in the list.)
  10. Click Save. The Landscape Editor Rule page appears displaying the new rule in the list.

You can add or import more rules, or create your landscape file. Be sure to review your landscape rules before creating the landscape file.

Last updated on 11/21/2017 2:22:52 PM.

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Analysis for Fire Behavior Specialists

To create a LCP editor rule:

See Also

Viewing Fire Behavior Request Details

Accepting or Refusing an Analysis Request

Granting Analysis Privileges

Downloading a RAWS KMZ File

Analysis Notes

About Analysis Shape Files (STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

Drawing a Landscape Extent

Importing Landscape Editor Rules

Creating the Landscape File

Downloading an LCP File

Editing the Landscape File

Modifying Landscape File Parameters

Viewing the Landscape for an Analysis

Generating a Landscape Critique

Downloading a Landscape Critique

Basic Fire Behavior (BFB)

Running a Basic Fire Behavior (BFB) Analysis

Copying an Existing Basic Fire Behavior Analysis

Analyst_Assisted Short Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

Running a Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) Analysis

Copying an Existing Short-Term Fire Behavior Analysis

Near-Term Fire Behavior (NTFB)

Running a Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis (NTFB)

Setting Up Burn Periods for NTFB

Using Gridded Winds (BFB, STFB)

Modifying Wind Information (BFB, STFB)

Modifying Fuel Moistures for Fire Behavior Analysts

About Weather Station Information (BFB & STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

About FWX Weather Files

Downloading FWX Weather Files (FSPro)

Weather Station Availability for Fire Behavior Analysis

Generating Hourly Weather Forecasts

Viewing and Modifying Weather Summary Data (BFB, STFB & NTFB)

Copying an Existing Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis

Creating an FSPro Analysis

About General FSPro Input Parameters

FSPro Information Menu Option

About Run FSPro Status

Monitoring FSPro Run Status from the Analysis List

About the Date Filter (FSPro)

Copying an Existing FSPro Analysis

About the ERC Stream (FSPro)

About ERC Classes (FSPro)

Setting up FSPro Winds

Editing the FSPro Wind Matrix

Adding or Deleting Rows to the Winds Matrix (FSPro)

Downloading Winds (FSPro)

Recalculating Winds Distribution (FSPro)

Interpreting the Winds Rose (FSPro)

Downloading an Analysis KMZ File

Near Term Fire Behavior Results Downloads

FSPro Fire Behavior Results Downloads

Viewing Analysis Notes

Viewing Analysis Results

Viewing the Analysis Report


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