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Downloading an Incident KMZ File for a Published Decision

While every effort has been made to make WFDSS a system that meets all of your geospatial needs, we recognize that, occasionally, you might need to analyze and view spatial information outside of WFDSS. You can download data in several formats:

KMZ files (Keyhole Markup Language Zip file is a file format that is used to display geographic information, such as KMZ files in GOOGLE Earth.)

Any WFDSS user can open and view an incident KMZ file for a published decision directly from GOOGLE Earth, or download it to a computer. When viewing incident KMZ files from GOOGLE Earth, the KMZ file contains all mapping information (planning, MAPs, incident obj. shapes, fire perimeter, and accepted fire behavior analysis) from the Incident folder, except for the unit shapes.

To download an incident KMZ file for a published decision:

  1. From the Incident list, select the incident > click View Information. The Edit Information page appears.
  2. From the left menu, choose Download KMZ. The File Dowload box appears.
  3. Click one of the download options:
    • Save to download the KMZ file to your desktop. Specifiy the location to save the file. Click Save. Once the file is downloaded to your computer, you can double-click the file to open it in Google Earth.
    • Open to display the KMZ file in Google Earth. The KMZ file name appears in the My Places pane in Google Earth. You can view the information by clicking the + to expand the list.
    • Cancel to exit the File Download box and return to WFDSS.

Once you download the KMZ, you can use it outside of WFDSS; examples include training, briefings, or data management.

Last updated on 9/16/2016 11:42:29 AM.


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WFDSS Decision

To download an incident KMZ file for a published decision:

See Also

Creating a Pending Decision

Creating and Publishing a Decision

About the Text Editor

Editing a Decision

Copy a Published Decision

Creating Draft Decisions and Reports

Adding Text to a Decision

Copying/Pasting Text into a Decision

Adding an Image to a Decision

Adding Incident Content to a Decision Using the Advanced Decision Editor

Adding FMUs manually to Incident FMUs

Including Analysis Results in a Decision

Including WFDSS-generated M.A.P. Images in a Decision

Restoring Decision Content to a Previous Version

Viewing Decision Information

Downloading an Incident KMZ File for a Pending Decision

Viewing KMZ Files

Beginning the Review/Approval Process for an Incident Decision

Publishing a Decision (for Incident Owners)


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