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     Main Features
  • Single Tower - Accurately pinpoints fire location from one (1) fixed point.
  • Cross Shot - Allows triangulation from multiple fixed points.
  • Locate Mode - Anyone  with a cell phone, GPS and DragonPlot® on line becomes a "virtual fire tower"
  • Converts - to and from GPS Lat/Long, UTM, VOR, PLSS instantly.
  • Lightning Module - Plots and saves lightning strike data including coordinates
  • Panoramic View - Creates a 360º terrain visualization from any point on the map.
  • KML / Maps  mode - superimposes satellite imagery, topographical maps, Tiger Data, municipal maps, roads, trails, waterways, etc. onto the digital map for initial attack planning.
  • Multiple Instances -Track multiple incidents on one DragonPlot® system, day or night, even when incidents are out of visual range.


  

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DragonPlot
Wildfire Positioning System Deployed for 2015 Fire Season

DragonPlot:

  • provides a fast and accurate method to plot the location of a newly spotted forest fire, along with critical information about the area of interest. 

  • helps Fire Managers to dispatch the proper resources to the proper place.

  • has been in use on Lookout Towers in Oregon, California and Arizona over the past nine fire seasons.

USER COMMENTS
"Dragon Plot was used during 2012 fire season to provide mapping data for the Lost, Rush, Marr and Likely Fires.  Forward progress of the firelines was mapped with astounding accuracy, with shot errors of 150 feet or less at distances from 12 up to 46 miles. "
   - William Johnson, Observation Peak Lookout

" Within a few hours the Lookout was operating the system well.
   - Mark Rosenthal, FMO, Arizona Strip

" There is no product currently on the market that has so specifically been tailored to the firefighting community and combines the flexibility, ease of use, and powerful interactive mapping capabilities of DragonPlot."
        -Zeyn O'Leary,  USFS , Mt. Pisgah, OR

"The most dramatic effect we have noticed is on Jim's days off.. Our first year relief lookouts have been doing very well plotting fire locations.  I'm sure that your product is a major factor there."
                 -Gary Morehead ,  AFMO  Crescent District

"Management and crews should find DragonPlot extremely helpful in the office and in the crew area.  When a fire is called in they could "see" what the lookout is seeing.  They would  have the GPS data immediately as well as road access. During lightning busts they would have real  positive and negative strike information at their fingertips."
-Glen Corbett, USFS Lookout, Black Butte, OR

"I strongly believe that integrated computer systems will become critical to dispatchers, fire managers, fire fighters and fire lookouts alike to quickly share and coordinate information in the ever increasingly complex real-time fire environment."
-Zeyn O'Leary,  USFS Lookout, Mt. Pisgah, OR

"The functionality of the system is a good fit for the Arizona Strip as we only have one established lookout. The multiple ways the system can be used allows us to input the coordinates of a remote location, say where a fire fighter is at a pre-position point, and then use the fixed position at the lookout to provide a cross."
  - Mark Rosenthal, FMO, Arizona Strip

"DragonPlot doesn't need the visual landmarks that a lookout normally uses.  It performs well even when visibility is impaired due to thunderstorms, smoke, haze, dust, fog, or low light.  It even works well after dark.  As long as the base of a smoke is sighted, the fire locations are just as accurate.  This allows a lookout to work with less stress, and to consider the big picture:  fire behavior, fire weather, road access and other fires."
-Jim Shotwell,  USFS Lookout, Odell Butte, OR

"Very quickly I came to trust the program's accuracy.  I was able to learn locations on the district that had been complete guess work for me: areas out on Green Ridge that from the tower look flat when I know from the map are a maze of canyons.  I learned definitively where important landmarks are that over the years I'd just hoped I had right."
  -Glen Corbett, Black Butte Lookout

"DragonPlot has exponentially increased my learning curve and what took me 12 years to learn the old-fashioned way I could have accomplished in 1 year with DragonPlot.  I can't imagine not having DragonPlot in my tower in the years to come."
   -Zeyn O'Leary, Mt. Pisgah Lookout

"Dragon Plot was used during 2012 fire season to provide mapping data for the Lost, Rush, Marr and Likely Fires.  Forward progress of the firelines was mapped with astounding accuracy, with shot errors of 150 feet or less at distances from 12 up to 46 miles. "
   - William Johnson, Observation Peak Lookout



WHAT'S NEW ?
Nov. 2-4, 2010
GeodesyBase, Inc. presents
DragonPlot: The Osborne Re-born at
3rd International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop,
Hinton, Alberta, Canada
Counter
May 2011
DragonPlot under review in Canada.
Testing/Research conducted by FP Innovations for Alberta Sustainable Resources Department.

The next generation  Fire Finder

October, 2012
End-of-season review of DragonPlot at Observation Peak Lookout, Susanville, CA

July, 2012
Sawmill Peak Lookout's New Tool
CBS Action News: Chico, CA
Summer 2013
- DragonPlot debuts at Black Rock Lookout, Arizona
- GeodesyBase, Inc. attends FFLA Western Conference