It's all about saving lives and homes.
It is well understood that the frequency and severity of wildland fire has increased over the past decade. This is attributed to a buildup of fuels across the country, people moving into the wildland, climate change, and increasingly reduced budgets of firefighting agencies. Access to accurate and timely information is more important than ever for fire protection planning, response and suppression, and incident management.
At DTS our focus is clear. We leverage our premier GIS analysis, modeling and geo-web development capabilities to help derive information and develop custom applications to meet the critical information needs of fire professionals. We realize that GIS technology and applications are only one element of the solution – these must be complemented by seasoned subject matter expertise in wildland fire.
Over the past decade we have built close relationships with leading wildland fire experts across the Nation. It is this blend of technology and subject matter knowledge that is required to craft solutions that work – whether for risk assessment, fire protection planning, or incident response and management. This has resulted in an impressive list of project achievements and software applications to support on-going assessment, prediction, response and monitoring of wildfire conditions.
- 2013 Southern Group of State Foresters Summer Meeting (Details) June 3 to June 6 - Savannah, GA
- 2013 Esri International User Conference (Details) July 8 to July 12 - Convention Center San Diego, CA
- 2013 URISA GIS-Pro (Details) September 16 to September 19 - Providence, RI
- VUEWorks User Conference (Details) September 25 to September 27 - Walt Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort - Orlando, FL
The DTSWildfire team has been working with the Texas Forest Service to create a simple viewer that aggregates a wide range of data related to the on-going forest fires in the state.
The application can be accessed at http://tx.dtswildfire.com.
- Texas Forest Service fire locations
- GEOMAC Active Fire Perimeters
- MODIS Active Fires
- NEXRAD Radar
- Weather Forecasts
- National Weather Service Alerts
- GEOMAC Services (direct access)
- LandScan 2008 Nighttime Population