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Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC)
2222 W. 2300 South
Salt Lake City, UT
84119 - 2020
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fax: (801) 975-3478
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47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD
57198 - 0001
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 Training Opportunity

Using the BARC for BAER support
Our annual training "Using the BARC for BAER Support" was held on March 22, 2016. If you missed that training, please feel free to view a recording of the webinar and download the course materials using the links below. The webinar consists of an overview of the BAER Imagery Support Program and a demonstration of the first of the three GIS exercises. The GIS exercises are self-guided and should be useful to anyone providing GIS support to a BAER team.

View a recording of the 2016 webinar

Download Course Materials:

The objective of this webinar is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the BAER Imagery Support program, how to request imagery support, and how to apply the data products the program provides. The training consists of an overview of the program and the analysis methods it employs. It includes an instructor-led GIS demonstration of BARC adjustment to field observations. Sample data and instructions for three GIS exercises are provided.

Computer Requirements and Expectations: During the GIS portion of the training, participants will use their own computer to complete hands-on GIS exercises designed specifically for use with burn severity products produced by the BAER Imagery Support Program. The exercises and associated spatial datasets can be downloaded using the link above. It is expected that participants have introductory-level experience using ArcGIS software and navigating in a Windows environment. All GIS exercises are written for ArcGIS version 10.x. You will need the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, Google Earth, and decompression software to unzip the training data.

Disclaimer: These materials are provided to the user community as is with no guarantee to the currency of materials and their compatibility with all software programs. Additionally, the government is not endorsing the use of any specific software programs that are referenced in these materials.

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