Anchorage Reducing Wildfire Risk with ERDAS IMAGINE

The Wildfire Mitigation Project became a collaborative effort between the MOA Data/GIS Resources Division, Anchorage Fire Department, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage Soil and Water Conservation District, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Municipality contracted IGIS Technologies (IGIST), Inc., a GPS, GIS, and remote sensing solutions company from San Diego, California, to evaluate the forest fuel structure in Anchorage’s wild land/urban interface areas, develop predictive fire behavior models, and assess wildfire risks.