The National Incident Feature Services (NIFS) can be accessed (viewed and/or edited) in several different ways and places but, in each case, everyone is still looking at the same data. This is one of the advantages of using the NIFS.

Access via Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal REST Services

This method will be used by the Geographic Information System Specialist (GISS) providing incident support. It requires a Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal (EGP) account and is only available to wildland fire cooperators. The EGP account must have the "GISS" role assigned in order to access the Representational State Transfer (REST) endpoint. The REST services can be added to ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro software.

Production Services: Active Incidents Only!

Training Services:

Request an EGP Account

Access via EGP Web Interface

This method allows GISS or other users access to view and edit the NIFS through the EGP viewers, Situation Analyst, or Fire Globe. This option is only available to wildland fire cooperators.

EGP Site:

Access via NIFC ArcGIS Online

Within the NIFC ArcGIS Online Organization (NIFC Org), the NIFS can be found under Incident Resources. The services have been shared to the NIFC Org as Feature Layers. The services have been split into multiple categories to streamline data collection. These services can be added to the Map Viewer or any existing web maps but in most cases there is no need, as the necessary feature layers are already added to the provided Templates.

Incident Resources Group (required login to NIFC ArcGIS Online Organization)

Request a NIFC ArcGIS Online Account on the home page.


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