Fire Fighting in the Wilderness and Wildland/Urban Interface
Fire fighters can use Geographic Studio to map an area, and use the maps to determine the best ingress and egress routes, to identify water sources, to build evacuation plans, and to develop pre-disaster mitigation plans.
This is especially useful in the wildland/urban interface, where homes and properties are often within the danger zone and where evacuations must be done quickly and efficiently.
With Geographic Studio, Fire Fighters can:
- Quickly and accurately record fire boundaries including active and dead edges;
- Utilize instant Fire Mapping tools with or without real time GPS, by air or on the ground;
- Create and use your own symbology, icons, and line styles to represent incident status e.g. spot fires, staging areas, threatened properties, evacuation routes, landing strips, and much more;
- Calculate exact Area for any polygon – and select one or more polygons for Area Analysis;
- Use desktop or mobile computers to manage content and display the fire maps with such features as shaded relief, video attachments, photo attachments, plus documents and comments;
- Generate elevation profiles for quick terrain perspective;
- Attach Photos, Notes, Digital Video and Web links to any location on the map, and share with other users;
- "Search for Nearest" enables you to locate essential services and get distance and bearing for landing strips, water resources, hospitals and more;
- Easily incorporate your maps into reports or documents;
- Record and save information with Date and Time stamping for post-incident review;