GSC Documents

This section lists various documents useful for GIS Specialists and fire personnel. The documents are organized by theme in the accordion below.

Category: Standards

Aviation Hazard/Obstacle ReadMe on the known terminology discrepancy between the terms "obstacle", "obstruction", and "hazard".
NWCG Memorandum No. 15-008, June 25, 2015
This memo 1) provides a status report on the NWCG effort to standardize aviation hazard maps, and 2) solicits feedback on current products related to this effort. Please share this information with the appropriate people in your agencies. NWCG Memorandum No. 15-008, NWCG Aviation Hazard Mapping
A standard symbol style set in ArcGIS format, necessary fonts, and supporting information for use in building NWCG-standard Aviation Hazard Maps.
A Map Product Description Sheet that describes standard and optional map elements to build an NWCG-standard local unit Flight Hazard Map.
Standards-bases ArcGIS map template files (.mxd) to facilitate creation of NWCG-standard flight hazard maps.
Approved Aviation Hazard Geospatial Data Layer Standards
Aviation Activity and Obstacle (Point, Line, Polygon) Geospatial Data Layer Standards
Aviation Hazards (GDB template) - definitions of the standard may be downloaded here. There is also a glossary and README document to supplement the template geodatabase.
Glossary terms related to Aviation Hazard/Obstacle and Activity Geospatial Data Standards

Category: Instructional Documents

How to use retardant avoidance maps for Garmin aviation users (USFS R3)
Instructions for using dynamic text in ArcMap
EGP overview webinar powerpoint slides
Procedure for putting a GPS-Enabled GeoPDF on an iPhone/iPad
EGP webinar questions and answers log (June 18, 2014)
Title: EGP Q&A Log
EGP training videos on YouTube
Loading Maps into Avenza PDF Maps
Moving PDF MAps from PC to iPads with Avenza PDF Maps
Loading Aviation Hazard Maps to your Mobile Device (FS-R5)
National Park Service writeup of PDF Maps for Smartphones and Tablets

Category: GSTOP/GISS

GISS Evaluation Form
Fast plotting to HP 1055CM plotter using RTL files
About GIS Standard Operating Procedures
Title: About GSTOP
Instructions for configuring TCP/IP on the HP Designjet 1050c, 1050c Plus, 1055cm, or 1055cm Plus
Instructions for printing directly to an HP 1055CM Plotter
Using the tiling options for printing from ArcMap
This notice is directed to the Wildland Fire GIS Specialist (GISS) community and other users of the Fire Incident Mapping Tools (FIMT). The following information should be communicated through official agency channels as well as through broad interagency communications channels in order to reach FIMT users and GISSs in the widest audience possible.
Incident GPS Metadata Form (Field Log)
Quicktips for offsetting symbology for fireline and road overlaps
QR Code functionality for Wildland Fire Mapping
Directions for downloading FSPRO output data from WFDSS to ArcMap
Map request form examples
GISS Taskbook (PMS 311-77)
NWCG Taskbook for the Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GISS)
Memo directing the removal of the MediVac symbol from existing templates. Replace with 'Unimproved Landing Area' (from the "Interagency Aviation Accident Prevention Bulletin" from June 2015).

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NWCG Geospatial Task Group's Geospatial Strategic Plan (2006)