Communication Towers

 Last updated on 2/28/2011 5:43:04 PM.

Overview

This data layer identifies communication tower points recognized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This dataset includes points from the conterminous US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Data Input

The points available in WFDSS are a merged dataset containing the following files from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) GIS page:

Data Processing:

Attributes were stripped from this data layer. Only fields indicating the tower type, the necessary FID, and the shape field were included. Data points that were outside of the WFDSS Geographic Area Boundary were not included in dataset. The final dataset was re-projected using the "GCS" coordinate system, and the datum "North American Datum 83".

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.

Data Information

Source:

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) GIS page

Extent:

National (Clipped to the WFDSS GA Boundary layer)

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

 

Communication Towers (FCC) GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Andrew Bailey WFM RD&A Data Manager
208-387-5248
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Ben Butler
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
208.991.4143
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Jill Kuenzi
USFS-NIFC
208.387.5283
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Joseph Kafka
BIA-NIFC
208.387.5572
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Cameron Tongier
USFWS-NIFC
208.387.5712
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Skip Edel
NPS-NIFC
303.969.2947
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Dianna Sampson
BLM-NIFC
208.387.5196
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Kristy Swartz BLM-NIFC 208.387.5326 send email

Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email