Progression Map

Product Description

The Progression Map shows the areas affected by the incident over time. A copy of the map is required to be included in the incident documentation package.

Target Audience

Planning Section, Incident Commander, host agencies, public  

Guidelines

  • Can be scalable from letter (8 ½” x 11”) to “E” (34” x 44”) size.
  • If more than five time periods are shown, standardized color ramps are effective in showing trends rather than discrete values.
  • Distribution through the web should be considered.

Standard Elements

All map products produced should include the STANDL-SGD cartographic elements.

Data

  • Point of origin.
  • Base map that does not distract from fire polygons (shaded relief or topography).
  • Key geographic features (e.g., mountains, hydrography, valleys, peaks, and major roads).
  • Perimeter for each time period, changing from cool to warm colors for the most recent data.
  • Other Situation Unit Leader (SITL)-requested data.

Examples

These are examples from actual incidents and may include non-standard SITL requests for base data, labels, etc.

Also note that these examples use the standard symbols at the time of their creation and may not reflect the current GeoOps symbology. Map elements, incident features, and composition remain consistent across these visual changes.

  1. 2017 Boundary Fire
  2. 2016 Central Fire

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2021-02-10