National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Export to the Progression GDB

There are a multitude of ways to create the Progression Map and to store the required perimeters. No one way is right or required, as long as the data and the resulting map follow GeoOps standards in naming, attribution, and structure.

However, following the best practices outlined here will allow for the greatest flexibility in the process and ease of data access and use.

The Wildfire Daily Fire Perimeter should be exported after every update, starting on day one. It is always easier to do immediately rather than searching through backups.

  1. From the Edit Project, select your incident’s Wildfire Daily Fire Perimeter in the Event Polygon layer.
  2. Export the selected Wildfire Daily Fire Perimeter.

    Drawing Order pane, Event Polygon circled in red.  Export menu, the link to Data is circled in red.
  3. Save the Wildfire Daily Fire Perimeter as a feature classes to the Progression GDB preserves the Event Schema and allows for easily combining data. Ensure the date and time the perimeter was collected are saved in the name (part of the GeoOps Standard) and the attributes (PolygonDateTime, a required-when-applicable field in the Event Schema). This way the perimeter date is easily found from any interface and preserved if/when data is combined.

    Folders menu directory is open.  2023_Demo_ABCDE000123_progression_ArcPro_3_0.gdb is circled in red.


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