GSC Tools

This section of the GSC website contains selected links to download geospatial software tools that can be used in wildland fire management. These links are provided by the GSC as a convenience to you and should in no way be considered an endorsement of the products or companies.

Do you have GIS tools to share? Send us the link and we will add it to this site!

  • XML Schema documents and Template Geodatabases implementing NWCG data standards for Fuels Treatments, Fire History Polygons, and Fire Location Points

  • NOTE:  The current GISS workflow uses the NWCG standard Event GDB schema, not the FIMT GDB schema.  To learn more about the standard Event GDB GISS workflows please go to the GIS Specialist Training Site, and reference the materials in the GISS Introductory Class.

    This FIMT v.10.0.11s add-in is based on Fire Incident Mapping Tools (FIMT).  FIMT v.10.0.11s for ArcGIS 10.0 or higher.  Installation Guide, Revised: June 2016.  The “s” at the end of the version name stands for “symbology”.    FIMT 10.0.11s has removed the “Medivac” symbol from the symbol set and replaced it with the “Unimproved Landing Area” symbol as per direction from the NWCG Interagency Helicopter Operations Sub-Committee (IHOPS). If you are a FIMT user, is highly recommended that all users upgrade to FIMT v10.0.11s to be compliant with NWCG policies for “Helispot” mapping.



  • The purpose of the NIFC ArcGIS Online site is to provide a common location for online mapping during:

    • Active and upcoming wildland incident response

    • Prescribed fires

    • Fuels treatment planning and data collection, for both prescribed fire or mechanical treatments

    • All hazard incident response

    • Fire planning and data sharing for wildfire response


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    NIFC Org Support Request Form



  • The GISS Tools site provides a variety of tools such as the current incident folder template, map templates, Event GDB layer files, GSTOP file namer, custom applications and job-aid documents to assist the GISS on an incident. Please provide any suggestions for page content to