Making National Spatial Data Work on Your NW Landscape

May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
LANDFIRE and Northwest Fire Science Consortium

What will you learn?

What do you do if you’re a land manager who needs consistent, current, cross-boundary datasets, but the available data do not meet your needs? Modify them. In this webinar, Kori Blankenship from The Nature Conservancy, will discuss how to adjust spatial data to make it meet your needs using examples from the LANDFIRE Program. LANDFIRE’s suite of vegetation and fire related datasets is useful for many land management analyses, but because they are designed for regional and national application, they may not meet the needs of individuals working at finer scales. Armed with clear objectives, an understanding of the data and time to make changes, most analysts can locally adjust their spatial data. The principles of data modification will be demonstrated through an example in Oregon’s Rogue River Basin where LANDFIRE data were calibrated for use in a wildfire hazard analysis.

For more information on this topic see the recently released guide: Modifying LANDFIRE Geospatial Data for Local Applications by Don Helmbrecht and Kori Blankenship.

Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy

Session Details: Tuesday, May 9th at 12:00pm US/Pacific || Duration: 1 hour

Who should participate?
Land managers/practitioners, Fire managers, Others

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