Hot Spotter PRO by William A. Shelton Jr. (Universal)
Released: Aug 18, 2015
Version: 1.1
Size: 2 MB
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Hot Spotter PRO

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 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.

Far right is the WILDCAD portal to all National Dispatch centers with information all the way down to the local level.

The PRO version of Hot Spotter doubles the functions and Information collection ability of the basic version.

Included in those features for one, is mobile friendly nationwide 7 day fire weather outlook.

It has the large incident map updated daily as well as the visual GACC map that makes navigating the individual GACC sites faster and easier.

The Wind module shows realtime wind information as well as CO2 emission data for up to the date information on how hot an heavy a particular area is burning.

The Lightning module is a close to real time lightning strike map based on an open source lightning data gathering system. Works within a five second delay and has all normal map features.

For the portion of fire personnel involved in dispatch Wildcad is included with the entire network of dispatch centers for fire covering the nation.

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.

Hot Spotter PRO allows you to drill deeper and see more of the National wildland fire situation in a one stop shop.

What's new in version 1.1
New real-time Google earth based wind module with many different integrations and variables to get a handle on micro and macro wind changes throughout the day and night.
(Be advised requires a moderately fast network connection)

New addition of a Nationwide public information web application which shows the 7 day Wildland Fire potential for all participating regions

Optimized for more efficient navigation
Our verdict: Good
  • + Hot Spotter PRO is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + It is currently 25% off its regular price.
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