National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Transportation Map

Product Description

The Transportation Map shows the access routes to the incident and is included in the Incident Action Plan (IAP). It provides an overview of the transportation network in the incident vicinity to support safe transportation. This map is used to facilitate land-based delivery of equipment, supplies, and personnel to and from the incident location.

Target Audience

Incident personnel needing information on travel routes to and from the fire.


  • Standard Incident Command System (ICS) symbology.
  • Generally, letter (8½”x 11”) or tabloid (11”x 17”) size. 
  • Designed to photocopy well in grayscale.

Standard Elements

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


  • Incident perimeter, limited/relevant ICS point features (e.g., Drop Points, Camps, Incident Command Post).
  • Division and Branch breaks and labels.
  • Major roads and road names, type of route (e.g., dirt, 4wd only, one way).
  • Route restrictions (e.g., bridge weight limits).
  • Key landmarks.
  • Other Situation Unit Leader (SITL)-requested data.


These are examples from actual incidents and may include non-standard elements.

Also note that 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. 2022-09-15 Double Creek 
  2. 2022-09-05 Double Creek
  3. 2022 Fish Fire
  4. 2006 Shake Table Fire
  5. 2011 Horseshoe Fire
  6. 2011 Dollar Lake Fire


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