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Viewing Unit Shapes on a Map

Any WFDSS user can view Unit Shapes on the Incident, Intelligence, Analysis, or Unit maps. Unit Shapes are located in the Unit Fire Planning Map Layers.

To view Unit Shapes on the incident, intelligence or analysis maps:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate map by doing one of the following:
    • From the Incident List > select the incident > click Assess Situation. The map f or the incident appears.
    • Choose Intelligence tab. The map of your assigned geographic area appears.
    • From the Analysis List > select the analysis > click View Results. The map for the selected analysis appears.
  2. Choose the Map sub-tab > Unit Fire Planning map layers > select the shape(s) you want to display. The map refreshes and displays the selected shape.
  3. If the shape doesn't appear on your screen, do the following:
    1. Click the down arrow to the right of the shape. The shape tools appear.
    2. Select the Hand Icon Pan tool. The map shifts to the shape on the map.
    3. Zoom out to see the analysis or incident in relationship to the selected shape.
    4. Click Arrow Icon to select the shape.

Last updated on 9/30/2016 3:38:36 PM.

To view unit shapes on the Unit map:

  1. Click the Data Management tab.
  2. From the Objectives sub-tab, select the Geographic Area > Agency > Unit that you would like to view unit shapes for. Once selected, the unit's name is highlighted blue.
  3. Click the Unit Map sub-tab. The map layers opens to display unit-related layers for the selected unit and the unit outline displays in the map.

Last updated on 9/30/2016 3:38:36 PM.


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Maps and Shapes

To view unit shapes on the map:

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 National Data Layers

Downloading Incident Shapes

Downloading Fire Perimeters

Viewing Shapes

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