Roads

Last updated on 2/10/2011 5:04:39 PM.

Overview

These data are obtained through the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) and are protected under the agreements associated with the program itself. The layer contains all roads plus all Road Network attributes such as direction of travel, lanes, dividers, speed category, and access restrictions. For use within WFDSS the road types have been generalized and symbolized so that each major road category is easily identified when utilizing the data for fire management applications. Attribution has been more or less removed from the source data and only the attributes required to build categorical symbology has been maintained. These data are very complete and are provided in WFDSS to serve as references to aid in the making of strategic decisions on wildfires.

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:

NAVTEQ, 20110701, NAVTEQ 2011 Q3 Street Network for the United States

Extent:

National

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

 

Relevant Websites and References

Roads 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