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Leveraging the geospatial advantage


Butler, Ben; Bailey, Andrew. 2013. Leveraging the geospatial advantage. Wildfire. March/April. Online: http://firechief.com/wf-technology/leveraging-geospatial-advantage.

The Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) web-based application leverages geospatial data to inform strategic decisions on wildland fires. A specialized data team, working within the Wildland Fire Management Research Development and Application group (WFM RD&A), assembles authoritative national-level data sets defining values to be protected. The use of such high-quality trusted data ensures that critical resources, infrastructure and firefighter risk exposure are considered in both the planning and implementation phases of incident management (Figure 3 and Table 1).

Keywords: Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), geospatial data


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Leveraging the geospatial advantage
Electronic Publish Date: September 10, 2013
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September 10, 2013

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