NPS Buildings

Last updated on 8/29/2011 12:24:46 PM.


The National Park Service (NPS) buildings data layer in WFDSS includes all NPS buildings currently populated within the NPS Facilities Management Software System (FMSS) database.

Data Input

The NPS buildings data are collected by individual NPS units and populated in the NPS FMSS database. If a building does not exist in the FMSS database, it does not appear in this layer. If a park did not include spatial data with their tabular data in FMSS, the building is not included in this layer.

The FMSS data are compiled and processed at the NPS Resource Information Services Division (RISD) by joining the FMSS tabular data and the spatial data, and unnecessary attribute fields are reduced by NPS analysts. Attributes have been reduced from the original FMSS layer to include only the following:

* These attributes are available in the feature information within WFDSS

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.

Data Limitations

The NPS has provided clear guidelines for collecting spatial data. FMSS data are collected separately with equally stringent standards for their collection. The data are then joined by GIS specialists at Park Units using a relational enterprise geodatabase template provided by NPS RISD. Additions or corrections to this layer can be made through the FMSS, which is then used to update this layer.

Data Information


NPS FMSS (NPS Employees Only)





Data Download:

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Relevant Websites and References

NPS Buildings 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

Amanda Rumsey
Data Scientist, Wildland Fire Management, RD&A
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Susan McClendon
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
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Jill Kuenzi
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Joseph Kafka
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Andrew Bailey
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Skip Edel
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Julie Osterkamp
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Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email