Welcome to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS). IFTDSS is a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes previously existing and newly developed fire and fuels software applications to make fuels treatment planning and analysis more efficient and effective. IFTDSS has been developed for fuels treatment specialists by fuels treatment specialists.
IFTDSS is a result of the Software Tools and Systems study conducted by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP). All project planning and accomplishment documents are published on the web location www.frames.gov/ift-dss. For a brief and very readable overview of IFTDSS, please see A Powerful New Planning Environment for Fuels Managers: the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System in the December 2009 issue of Fire Science Digest.
IFTDSS provides a single portal for access to several sources of data and models for fuels treatment planning. IFTDSS reduces or eliminates the amount of time a user needs to spend learning new interfaces and transforming data, it provides workflows that organize the business needs of fuels treatment planners, it allows planners to efficiently reuse and share their work products, and it provides a consistent analysis framework for all users.
As of October 2012, IFTDSS version 2.0 beta is available for testing and evaluation by members of the various cooperating stakeholder groups. Extensive guidance from a broad range of fuels treatment specialists over the last three years has resulted in the identification of four critically important workflow processes:
IFTDSS 2.0 beta contains each workflow that will be present in the final release. However, ongoing development to improve usability and performance may result in changes to those workflows. You are invited to become an IFTDSS user for testing and evaluation. Please request an account and test drive the system!
If you have any issues using the system or if you have suggestions for improvements, please submit your feedback to the IFTDSS development team using the IFTDSS feedback link in the upper right corner of any screen.