Wildland Fire GIS: A Day in the life of a GIS Specialist – a 16 hour day in 2019
You may know the many map products that have been produced by wildland fire incidents. How do GIS Specialists assigned to the incident get their information from the field to produce maps each day? Where are they working, how do they get maps and information out to field staff and the general public? What does the 16 hour day consist of anyway? Tools used are ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, Event Geodatabases, ArcGIS Online with Collector & Survey 123 Apps, Avenza PDF Map App, Internet, FTP, and a mini local network of large format plotters external drives and laptops. Setup of common map products produced on paper and online will be discussed using the standards of GSTOP. Principles of Incident Command Structure and geospatial standards will help with any large emergency or disaster to take home as knowledge to your organization. You too can get training to join the excitement and fun on assignments, as the demands of larger and more complex incidents need more and more GIS Specialists!