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Using the Map View

WFDSS is a primarily geospatial application, and most tasks can be performed using the map view.

Note: Depending on your Internet connection, the maps can take a minute or two to load the first time you access them each session. You will see a series of "Loading..." messages, followed by maps tiling into view. If the maps don't load after 3 minutes, contact the WFDSS IIA HelpDesk.

To use the map view:

  1. Navigate to the map view in one of the following ways:
    • Click the Intelligence tab. The map appears showing existing incidents, according to the preferences you defined.
    • Incident List > select an incident > click Assess Situation. The map appears with the selected incident marked.
    • Analysis List > select an analysis > click View Landscape. For geospatial analyses, the map appears showing the analysis results (e.g., FSPro shows the fire spread probability on the landscape.
  2. To upload shapes, click the Menu tab > Shape Upload. (See Uploading Shapes for instructions.)
  3. To select the map layers you want to view and to see the map legend, click the Map tab > mark/unmark the appropriate checkboxes for the map layers you want to view. (Clicking the + sign next to the layer name expands the tree view.)

    Note: If the layer you want to use doesn't appear in the layer list, make sure you've selected it in your system preferences. If you don't see anything change on the map when you turn on a layer, try zooming in.

  4. To view details about the incident or analysis, click the Info tab. The incident/analysis details appear in the left pane. You can also view weather forecasts, values inventories, and other information related to the incident/analysis.
  5. To save map images, click the Info tab, then name and save the map image. (See Capturing Map Images for more details.)

Last updated on 9/16/2016 11:05:05 AM.

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Maps and Shapes

To use the map view:

See Also

About Maps

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 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