Hot Spotter by William A. Shelton Jr. (Universal)
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Released: Jun 30, 2015
Version: 1.1
Size: 9 MB
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Hot Spotter

William A. Shelton Jr.
Hot Spotter is made for Wildland Firefighters and their loved ones by a Wildland Firefighter best tool to find the Hot Spot incidents.

To get started you grab your hardhat at the Hot Spotter main screen by clicking on the hardhat at the initial screen and your on your way to the most up to date, publicly available, Wildland Firefighting information most pertinent for Emergency Response.

The live lightning map wallpaper is refreshed each time you visit this main screen.

The bottom bar is the location of the navigational controls. The six choices are the primary information sources for current Wildfire incidents with the most up to date publicly available information throughout the entire fire season.

The fire map is a multilayered map with a bit of a learning curve but once it is properly configured it will deliver a majority of the rapid information a Wildland Firefighter needs about any live incident in a geographical display.

The traditional hub of most current Wildfire information is the next tab over labeled Inciweb. The Inciweb page has most of the necessary up to date information on all federal incidents.

Every Firefighter knows the Sit Report and it will be immediately displayed when this option is chosen .

Geomac is a portal to another multilayered map with many options to display the most current known perimeters of active Wildfire incidents. Other layers available, which can be viewed concurrently, are the footprints of prior year incidents stretching back to 2002. Many other layers available as well as you learn the interface of Hot spotter.

The Weather option is a touch based geographical presentation with many options to enable to show the scope of weather forecasts, warnings, fire weather outlooks, and if you dig deeper it allows viewing of full public weather broadcasts as well as specific fire weather forecasts. An indispensable quick weather information gathering tool.

The Aviation module is a flight planning assistance tool that helps all aviators find out the current Flight Restrictions plus a multitude of other helpful up to the minute Flight Information.

Hot Spotter is in continual development and I would appreciate positive reviews and also feedback on what improvements can be made to ensure the advancement of this application as a firefighting information tool. Responsiveness to modifications during the firefighting months could possibly be very spotty depending on my firefighting schedule.

What's new in version 1.1
The co-pilot module has been replace by the Aviation assistance module.
The Aviation module is a flight planning assistance tool that helps all aviators find out the current Flight Restrictions plus a multitude of other helpful up to the minute Flight Information.

There is a new emblem in the main navigation screen that is a Badge and it is a direct link to the Wildland Fire Special Reports Website where they provide updates and coverage of the most relevant incidents and issues regarding Wildland Firefighting and Wildland Firefighting Aviation concerns.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Hot Spotter is a highly rated app (5-star).
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