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Downloading National Data Layers

All WFDSS users can download shapefiles for a variety of national data layers from any map display in WFDSS. Due to the immense size of the national datasets, the downloadable shapefile is a smaller subset of the national dataset and is applicable to the shape selected by the user. In addition to downloading individual shapes from within the application, users can download full versions of many data layers from the WFDSS Website. Click here to go to the Spatial Data Downloads Page.

National data layers are obtained from a variety of authoritative sources. The accuracy and completeness of each layer is dependent on the source data and can be improved in future updates of each data set. Given this fact, the accuracy of each data layer should be verified by local sources.

To download national data layers:

  1. From a Situation or Analysis map, select the I Icon Identify tool.
  2. Click the point of interest.
  3. From the left pane, choose the Info tab, then click Feature Information. The Feature Information popup window appears.
  4. Click the Download shapes icon Download icon next to the feature you want to download. The File Download window appears.
  5. When asked if you want to open or save the file, click Save. The Save As window appears.
  6. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the feature ZIP file.
  7. Enter a name for your file.
  8. Click Save.

Last updated on 6/8/2012 1:34:19 PM.

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Maps and Shapes

To download national data layers:

See Also

About Maps

Using the Map View

About Shapes

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 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


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