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Drawing and Associating Management Requirement Shapes

WFDSS provides a robust set of tools that allow Data Managers to draw Management Requirement shapes on the Unit Map. Management Requirement shapes can be lines, rectangles or polygons and spatially represent associated Management Requirement text. The tools available to help Data Managers draw Management Requirement shapes on the Unit Map are the same tools used by fire managers and analysts to draw incident and analysis shapes on other map displays in WFDSS.

Figure 1: Shape Tools

Map Toolbar

Data Managers can draw multi-part shapes to represent multiple areas to which a set of Management Requirement text will apply, or existing shapes can be merged to create a new shape. Polygons cannot be drawn with gaps in its interior (think of a donut), but users can upload this type of shape if needed.

Once a Management Requirement shape is drawn, it can be associated with one or more sets of Management Requirement text. If Management Requirement text has not yet been created, the shape can be associated at a later date.

You can view shapes without assigned text on the Unit Map, and text is available for associating when you create, edit, or view Management Requirement text. The names of Management Requirement shapes not associated with text do not appear in the Strategic Objectives/Management Requirement list on the Data Management > Objectives sub-tab.

To draw and associate text for new Management Requirements:

  1. From the Incident List, choose Data Management > Objectives. The Strategic Objectives and Management Requirements page appears.
  2. Select the Geographic Area, Agency, and Unit that you want to draw a Management Requirement shape for, and then select the Unit Map tab. The Unit Map appears.
  3. Locate the area on the map where you want to draw a Management Requirement shape.
  4. Select the map tool you want to use to create a shape on the map (line, rectangle, or polygon).
  5. Place your cursor on the map where you want to start drawing.
  6. Left click on the mouse and draw the shape, left-clicking as you go to create vertices for lines and polygons. Double-click when you are finished drawing the shape(s), and the shape turns yellow (if you don't like the shape you drew, click the eraser tool Eraser Icon to erase your sketch and draw it again.)
    • For rectangles, you must click and drag, and then double-click to release the tool.
    • If drawing a multi-part shape, place your cursor on the map where you want to start drawing the next shape. Draw the shape and double-click to release the tool when you are finished. Each shape you draw turns yellow upon completion (draw multi-part shapes carefully, as clicking the erase tool at this point will erase all shapes you have drawn).
  7. Click  Green circle + beside Mgmt Requirements in the Unit Fire Planning map layers.
  8. Enter a Name and Description, and then click Save. The Name appears in the layer LayerSwitcher on the map, so make sure that it accurately and simply reflects the shape's purpose or content. For example, "Spotted Owl" or "Kickapoo Campground".
  9. A pop-up screen appears that allows you to associate your new Management Requirement shape with text. You have three options to choose from:
    • When Management Requirement text appears, you can select the square(s) beside the appropriate text and click Save Shape Associations. You can associate more than one set of Management Requirement text to a shape.
    • Click the ‘X’ in the upper right and create text for the new Management Requirement shape at a later time.
    • When no Management Requirement text exists to associate the shape with, you can create new Management Requirement text to associate the shape with. Click Create Management Requirement, and then do the following:
    1. In the Description field, enter the Management Requirement text. You can use the toolbar to format the text however you need to, and you can copy/paste from MS Word.
    2. Click Save. The new Management Requirement appears in the list.
    3. Select the small box beside the Management Requirement text you want to associate with the new shape (or update the associations if needed). In this step, you can also select the radio button to edit the Management Requirement text if needed.
    4. Click the radio button beside the Management Requirement to activate it or click the ‘X’ in the upper right to close the screen. You can activate it at a later time.
    5. Click Save.

Last updated on 9/30/2016 3:39:49 PM.

In This Section

Unit Shapes

To draw and associate text for new Management Requirement shapes

See Also

Uploading Unit Shapes

Deleting Unit Shapes

Viewing Unit Shapes on a Map

Managing Strategic Objective Shapes

Strategic Objective Examples for use with Spatial Fire Planning

Guidelines for Developing Shapes used with the SFP Process

Managing Management Requirement Shapes

Editing Associations for Management Requirement Shapes

Replacing Management Requirement Shapes

Uploading Management Requirement Shapes

Drawing Other Unit Shapes

Other Unit Shapes

Uploading Other Unit Shapes

Viewing or Downloading Other Unit Shapes

Deleting Other Unit Shapes


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