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    Author(s): Ben Butler; Andrew Bailey
    Date: 2013
    Source: Wildfire. March/April. Online:
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) web-based application leverages geospatial data to inform strategic decisions on wildland fires. A specialized data team, working within the Wildland Fire Management Research Development and Application group (WFM RD&A), assembles authoritative national-level data sets defining values to be protected. The use of such high-quality trusted data ensures that critical resources, infrastructure and firefighter risk exposure are considered in both the planning and implementation phases of incident management (Figure 3 and Table 1).

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    Butler, Ben; Bailey, Andrew. 2013. Leveraging the geospatial advantage. Wildfire. March/April. Online:


    Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), geospatial data

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