Heritage Resources, GIS and Fire

 

INTEGRATING CULTURAL HERITAGE WITH THE NATIONAL FIRE PROGRAM

Narrated timed PowerPoint regarding a National Cultural/Fire Geodatabase Development. Be sure to turn on your audio to hear the narrations with the slides.

GIS/GPS in Support of Cultural Heritage Fire

At the National Interagency Fire Center, the "Fire and Archeology: Working Together on the Issues" meetings were held February, 24-26, 2004. Stan McDonald's presentation about "Idaho Datasharing", concluded with an introduction of Idaho's Cultural Heritage GPS/GIS equipment solution.

For information regarding GPS2GIS see National Park Service "GPS for GIS Workflow

 

Addressing the data requirements for Fire issues regarding Archaeology and History (Cultural Heritage)

Information regarding Cultural Resources across the landscape that may be impacted by wildland fires is a dire need for Fire Management and a requirement in the National Fire Plan. BLM fire archaelogist, Kristie Arrington, shows how this database may be established in cost effective ways that will be useful in pre-fire, post-fire and during the incident planning. Such data constructs when merged with GIS provide great hope for meeting the challenges of Cultural Heritage management in a serious wildland fire environment.
ArcPad extension for Fire is now available. See also other Fire Data Dictionary material. For other GIS/GPS material strongly related to Cultural Heritage fire support see the "Cultural Resource Data Sharing Project."
Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group 

The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group or GeoMAC, is an internet-based mapping application originally designed for fire managers to access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska. Using a standard web browser, fire personnel can view this information to pinpoint the affected areas. Click here for the GeoMac Web Site.

GIS for Fire Service & EMS Training

"The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation has announced the 2010 series of Fire Service GIS User Group Meetings - free of charge! The locations this fall include Seattle WA, San Diego CA, Parker CO, Orlando FL, Greensboro NC, and Mahwah NJ. For dates and registration, visit the NAPSG Foundation's new website and look for the Events section and map."