ArcFuels is an
ArcMap toolbar developed to streamline fire behavior
modeling and spatial analyses for fuel treatment planning. The
macros link: 1) key wildfire behavior models; 2) fuels and vegetation
data (e.g. LANDFIRE, FVS databases); 3) MS Office, and 4) ArcGIS.
ArcFuels is used to rapidly design and test fuel treatments at
the stand and landscape scale via linkages to models such as FVS-FFE
(Forest Vegetation Simulator with the Fire and Fuels Extension),
SVS (Stand Visualization System), FARSITE (Fire Area Simulator),
FlamMap, Nexus, and FVS (Forest Vegetation Simulator) within a
spatial interface. The system was specifically designed to accelerate
analyses for fuel treatment planning. The ArcMap framework helps
specialists leverage local data to address project-specific issues
that typify many fuel treatment projects.
ArcFuels macros are
executed via custom toolbars in ArcMap. ArcFuels is loaded by
simply copying the ArcMap project file and the projects database
from the links below. The projects database contains information
for each fuel treatment project in an MS Access database.
ArcFuels was programmed
in the VBA development environment incorporated into ArcMap. Macros
can be customized or added by users having familiarity with VBA
macro programming. Extensive macro libraries are available online
of ArcFuels includes: (1) An interactive linkage between digital
imager, vegetation, data, FVS-FFE, and SVS, providing a map-based
tool for designing, simulating, and visualizing stand fuel treatments,
(2) Rapid scale-up of stand-specific treatments to simulate landscape
packages of treatment alternatives, (3) Data linkages between
FVS outputs and FlamMap to allow for simulation of landscape-scale
fire behavior and evaluation
of fuel treatment scenarios, and (4) full GIS functionality
provided with ArcMap for data manipulation, ancillary analyses,
mapping, and other GIS functionality.
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Updated: April 19, 2013
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