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1 NWCG Geospatial Sub Committee GISS Webinar Wednesday March 6, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Noon Central 11:00 AM Mountain 10:00 Pacific National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Geospatial Subcommittee (GSC)

2 Moderator Emmor Nile Oregon Department of Forestry National Wildfire Coordinating Group Geospatial Training Unit Chair

3 Today’s Presenters Emmor Nile, OR Dept. Forestry Sean Triplett, USFS NIFC Andy Wilson, USFS Kathie Hansen, NPS Cameron Tongier, FWS NIFC Lance Brady, BLM NOC Joe Kafka, BIA NIFC Sue Leverette, FL Dept. Forestry Lorri Peltz-Lewis, USFS Andrew Bailey, DOI WFM Liz Lile, USGS Dale Guenther, USFS

4 Introduction and objectives Sean Triplett USFS Fire & Aviation, Boise

5 Geospatial Resource Deployments

6 Objective: To inform wildland fire incident GIS resource people about the status of topics impacting the 2013 fire season. Overview: Sponsored by Geospatial Sub Committee (GSC) Questions submitted via email One hour in length Qualified GISS and GISS-T invited Situation unit leaders invited Webinar recording to be posted at



9 ArcGIS status, ArcGIS 10.0 or 10.1 USFS – ArcGIS 10.1 – Andy Wilson NPS – ArcGIS 10.1 – Kathie Hansen FWS – ArcGIS 10 (10.1) Cameron Tongier BLM – ArcGIS 10 (10.1) – Lance Brady Tribes & BIA – ArcGIS 10 (10.1) – Joe Kafka

10 States ArcGIS Status Sue Leverette, Florida 10 –WI, KY, TX, LA, AL, NC, VA, FL, SC 9.3.1 – GA, OK, MI, OH, VA, MS 9.3 – MN 9.2 – AR

11 All western states are planning on using ArcGIS 10.x in 2013. ID, NV, AK, AZ, OR – 10.1 WA, UT – CA, NM – CO, MT, HI – John Watermolen, Nevada

12 ArcGIS in 2013 Poll

13 FIMT for version 10.1 status Sean Triplett

14 Technology Rentals Lorri Peltz-Lewis USFS R5, California Companies under contract with Region 5 – out for contractor review – includes: Computers (GISS & Basic), Plotter, Printer, Scanners, etc. GISS Computer: Win7 (64-bit), Intel i7, 16 GB RAM, 1280x960 resolution, Ethernet/WiFi/Bluetooth, etc. GISS Software: ArcGIS 10.1 SP1, 10 licenses, FIMT, DNR Garmin (both), xTools, CALFIRE Tools, Google Earth, etc.

15 Technology Rentals Lorri Peltz-Lewis USFS R5, California Plotter – 36” min, postscript, 4-color ink, max memory, cables, etc. 1 new set of consumables (ink, paper, waste), recycled items not acceptable. Printer – 3 types – monochrome, all-in-one, color laser; All include cables, drivers (Win7 & WinXP Pro), Ethernet/USB, 1 full set consumables (recycled items not acceptable) Options include WiFi & print from mobile device Color Laser - 11x17” min.

16 Technology Rentals Lorri Peltz-Lewis USFS R5, California Scanners – pagesize only at this time, can include large format in future. Networking – switches, routers, cables Peripheral Devices – NAS, USB Keypads, can add to… Others - LCD Monitors & LCD Projector THXS to everyone that provided input – input welcome! Mid-season modifications are possible! Full list of specifications available –

17 Garmin GPS Status Local 1-2 day courses planned for 2013 2012 GPS for Fire Mgmt & ICS: Garmin GPSMAP 60C and 76C MN DNR Garmin 5.4.1 “Next Generation” GPSMAP 78/62 downloading options guide (GPX) Job aids for local training and specific receiver use, mobile device use in development

18 GIS STandard Operating Procedures on Incidents Originally published by NWCG in 2006 2012 GSTOP Field Review 2013 GSTOP DRAFT completed & awaiting NWCG approval 2013 S-341 class content changes Final publication will change GISS PTB

19 Incident GIS Support services FTP.NIFC.GOVFTP.NIFC.GOV New! NWCG Data Standards Web Page Updates

20 NIFC Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal (EGP)

21 EGP = Five Windows Into the Same Data Enterprise Fire Data Under One Roof Provides Viewer Agnostic Access to Authoritative Fire Data Your Viewer

22 Accounts? Sean Triplett – Jill Kuenzi – EGP = Authoritative Fire data + Visualization + Analytics

23 An interagency, web-based system that provides decision support tools and fire spread models, supporting decision documentation to assist fire managers and agency administrators in making strategic decisions for all federal wildland fire incidents. W ildland F ire D ecision S upport S ystem Update (Andrew Bailey, DOI - WFM RD&A)

24 GIS and WFDSS If you do not have a WFDSS account request an account as a “Viewer”. This will give you read access to WFDSS. Non-Fed Government employees will have to take USFS IT Security Training- Geographic Area (GA) Editor can sponsor state users. Incident data can be downloaded in KMZ or shapefile format including any perimeters that are in the system.

25 GIS and WFDSS As in the past you will be asked to support FBAN’s, LTAN’s, and other staff who use WFDSS to accomplish their work instead of desktop software. Be prepared to support with files such as Fuels, Physical Geography, Fuel Treatments, Perimeters, Barriers (Dozer line), etc. When providing IR perimeters for upload to WFDSS, it is best to separate hotspot data from incident perimeters into separate, clearly named zip files. WFDSS users should upload hotspots as ignition sources, and perimeters as perimeters. Requests for data for use in WFDSS may also come from Agency Administrators; they are the primary user and customer.


27 SOP – Chapter 7 - Data Archiving and Sharing Specifications state: The primary datasets that need to be shared on a daily basis are the fire perimeter and fireline data layers. Post these data on a designated ftp site (e.g., or Web site.

28 Perimeter Database Counts As of 2/20/2013 Calendar YearPerimeter Count 20004,408 20011,258 20024,662 20032,537 20041,632 20052,872 20062,656 20073,468 20085,984 20091,813 20101,748 20114,307 20124,789 Total42,134

29 REST Services Dynamic KML Downloads

30 Inciweb ( Users of the GeoMAC perimeter database: Inciweb Interior Operations Center News Agencies Red Cross Academia RDDS NHSS State EOCs Joe Public

31 How you can help: Post perimeters on the ftp site Standardize the directory structure Use standard shapefile format Adhere to the NWCG Daily Fire Perimeter Standard Provide accurate coordinates in the 209 Comments, questions?

32 Rapid Data Delivery System - RDDS Web-enabled data viewer for the preview and downloading of raster data. Users can quickly specify area of interest (AOI) and then download the selected raster data directly to their desktop. Incident Support Layers  Active Earthquakes > 4 magnitude  Active Volcanoes  Active Wildfires  Active Wildfire Perimeters  Historic Fire Perimeters (2001-current)  Thermal MODIS  Remote Automated Weather Stations Downloadable Raster Products  Ortho Imagery  Digital Raster Graphics (24k/100k topo)  Shaded Relief  Digital Elevation Models  Terrestrial Ecosystems (U.S./Africa)

33 Training, S-341 Emmor Nile, Oregon Geospatial Training Unit (GTU) chartered under GSC 2013 classes: April 2-4, Albany, NY (Eastern GACC) May 7-9, Omaha, NE (Rocky Mountain GACC)



36 GIS Specialist Training Poll

37 Infrared, NIROPS


39 Questions received via email

40 Conclusion Sean Triplett

41 End of webinar Be Safe

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