Webinar - Understanding and Using MTBS Data

Apr 18, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Time listed is MDT.

The USDA Forest Service Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC) conducts post-fire mapping and assessment activities in three distinct, but related programs: Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Imagery Support, Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition after Wildfire (RAVG), and Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS).

Each of these mapping programs will host a half-day webinar (10 a.m. - 2 p.m. MDT) on their respective dates designed to provide participants a greater understanding of the program, the fire mapping and assessment protocols it employs, available data products, and how to obtain data from the program website. Each training will also include an instructor-led GIS demonstration providing examples of how to analyze the data, integrate it with local GIS layers for further analysis, and edit the data, if needed. Participants will be provided sample data and step-by-step instructions to complete the GIS exercise on their own or follow along with the instructor during the demonstration.