WWETAC Threat Data Mining Applications

These tools allow the user to search the web for geospatial data and media pages using user-defined search keywords.

NewsThreat News Explorer

This tool searches the web for media sites with information on threats according to user defined search terms.

GSE SearchGeospatial Data Search Engine

This tool searches the web for geospatial data on threats according to user defined search terms.

WWETAC Wildland Threat Mapping (WTM) Applications

A group of map services published by WWETAC and associated client applications designed for the end-user to view and evaluate wildland threats in relation to highly valued resources (wildlife habitat, power lines, recreation sites, etc.). These services are collectively referred to as WETAG - Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment GeoService. Client applications range in functionality from a simple geobrowser (requires only a web browser) to ArcGIS ArcMap, a full-feature GIS software platform that allows the user to integrate their own data and create map layouts.

CONUS WTM Applications:


These applications focus on data layers that are consistent across the conterminous US. To access these applications click the above link.

Focused WTM Applications:

Map services and client applications have been developed to focus on specific wildland threat/natural resource issues, and/or specific geographic areas.

Browser_appWTM - PhenoMap

This application displays the current "greeness" of the vegetation across the western US using products derived from eMODIS NDVI data. These layers are updated weekly to provide a near-real-time assessment of land surface phenology.

Browser_appWTM - Mapping Threats in the PNW

Intersecting wildland threat spatial data can provide meaningful information to policymakers, but doing so in a valid manner is critical. This map presents intersected threat data for the Northwestern US developed using a novel neighborhood analysis technique. Future research will extend these methods to the conterminous US.

Browser_appWTM - Region 6 Aerial Detection Survey Data Review Mapper

Annual aerial surveys are conducted throughout forested areas of the US to map insect and disease outbreaks. In Region 6 (OR/WA), local specialists review the detected damage mapped by the regional surveyors and provide feedback to improve the final dataset. This application displays the current Aerial Detection Survey (ADS) data within 10 days of collection, giving field pathologists, entomologists, and silviculturists a timely look at detected damage for their area.

Browser_appWTM - Western Wildfire Risk Explorer

The Western Wildfire Risk Explorer (WWRE) application summarizes burn probability and conditional flame length by subwatershed level for western US national forests (west of 100th meridian). Tabular reports of mean burn probablity and flame length by watershed are available for all western US national forests.

Browser_appWTM - Seed Zone Mapper

Selection of seed sources that are well adapted to a specific site is essential in restoration projects. Using climate data and Common Garden Studies, seed zones have been developed to help in the selection of site adapted seed sources. Click the above link to access mapping applications displaying the seed zones.

Browser_appWTM - WestWide Climate Change Mapper

Climate change data models typically use global atmospheric circulation models and other inputs that limit their spatial resolution, making these products difficult to interepret at larger scales. To address this issue, global climate change data have been downscaled by the Climate Impacts Group. These downscaled products are 5 km in resolution and are presented in a geobrowser with the WETAG services. Click the above link for more info and to access the geobrowser.

Browser_appWTM - OR/WA Cumulative Mortality Mapper

Annual aerial surveys are conducted over all forested lands in the US and the data collected are used in a variety of formats to support management activities and in monitoring forest health. USFS Region 6 (OR and WA) have developed a product that summarizes the tree mortality and defoliation recorded by the aerial surveyors.


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Data Layer Descriptions/Metadata Summary and Links

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