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Uploading Images

Often, decision documents require images and other data that are not created in WFDSS. You can upload the following types of images to WFDSS to support a decision:

You can upload images from almost any WFDSS screen using the Upload Images menu option located on the left, or from within the default decision editor when inserting content. This makes images easy to upload when planning your decision or adding them as last minute content when finalizing your decision using the editing feature.

Uploading images requires more inputs than capturing images. In addition to Image Label and Description, you will need to select an Image Type and browse to where the image is located. Special characters are not allowed when creating Image Labels and Descriptions; WFDSS will warn you that special characters need to be removed before the application can successfully upload an image.

When uploading images, the default selection is Compress image to fit. Unless deselected, uploaded images are compressed, as needed, to ensure size compatibility with decisions. If WFDSS determines that an image is too large to fit in a decision, the image is compressed for easier viewing and better, faster performance when downloading draft or published decisions. If WFDSS determines an image does fit in a decision, the image is not compressed. The default (and recommended) setting ensures that WFDSS can compress images, if needed, for easier use in the application.

Uploaded images are saved to the Images folder for an incident and are available when using both the default and advanced decision editors. When using the default decision editor, images are available when you choose to insert a section. When using the advanced decision editor, the Images folder is located in the incident content tree located in the lower left pane.

You can upload the following file types:

NOTE: You cannot upload a *.BMP, *.TIFF image or a *.PDF

To upload images:

  1. From the Incident List, select the incident that you want to upload an image for.
  2. You can upload information for an incident in one of two ways:
    1. Click View Information > Images Upload.
    2. From within the default decision editor:

      Click Decisions >Select the pending decision

      Click Edit to open the default decision editor

      Click Insert Content. The Image Upload option is available.

  3. After you select the image, enter the image Name (64-character limit). Use a descriptive title; for example, Crown Fire #1 07/04/2009.
  4. Enter a brief description of the image (4000-character limit).

    The text you enter here is attached to the image like a caption, and it cannot be edited or deleted. Be as specific as possible. This information will appear in the decision report with the image. If you include the image in your decision document, you will be able to use the text editor to add additional information before and after the image.

  5. Select an Image Type (this ensures that the image goes to the right folder in the final report).
  6. Accept the default Compress image to fit (recommended), or deselect.
  7. Click Browse to navigate to the folder where the image is stored. The Choose File window appears.
  8. Select the image you want to upload, then click Open. The full path and file name for the image you are uploading appears in the File to Upload field.
  9. Click Upload. It might take a couple of minutes to upload the file.

The file you selected is uploaded, and is stored in the Incident's images folder. It is automatically sorted by image type and the name of the person who uploaded it. Once you upload an image to WFDSS, it cannot be deleted. However, you do not have to include the image in a decision or the final report.

Last updated on 5/15/2018 2:18:34 PM.

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Maps and Shapes

To upload images:

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

Capturing Map Images

Downloading National Data Layers

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