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Altering historic disturbances

I would like to clip the historic disturbance layer from a uploaded shape file, and then edit features within those disturbances, is that possible?


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Hi Jeff,

Great question, thanks for posting. We have some info within the help system on this topic. It may be a little variation on what you are asking, but I think it will get you the same result. You can check it out here: https://iftdss.firenet.gov/help/pageHelp/content/mapstudio/mapstudiotips.htm?Highlight=mask


and here: 

 "Saving Shapes for Future Use in IFTDSS": https://iftdss.firenet.gov/help/pageHelp/content/mapstudio/files/shapefileinfo.htm

But in a nutshell, you can use the Landscape Mask from Reference data to accomplish what you are asking (this does depend on which reference data layer you are wanting to select from - the Historic Fuels Treatment Polygon layer isn't quite ready to select from - sorry about that) . You can't "clip" from an uploaded shapefile, but you can select the features from the reference data and turn them into a Mask or several Masks and then edit those as desired. 


Once you select the shapes you are interested in using the "Create/Edit Shapes Tool" in the Map Studio you can save them as Masks that can later be edited and then used for Analysis. 


Let us know if this gets you what you were looking for and if not, we can try a different approach.


-Kim

IFTDSS Team


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Hi Jeff,

Great question, thanks for posting. We have some info within the help system on this topic. It may be a little variation on what you are asking, but I think it will get you the same result. You can check it out here: https://iftdss.firenet.gov/help/pageHelp/content/mapstudio/mapstudiotips.htm?Highlight=mask


and here: 

 "Saving Shapes for Future Use in IFTDSS": https://iftdss.firenet.gov/help/pageHelp/content/mapstudio/files/shapefileinfo.htm

But in a nutshell, you can use the Landscape Mask from Reference data to accomplish what you are asking (this does depend on which reference data layer you are wanting to select from - the Historic Fuels Treatment Polygon layer isn't quite ready to select from - sorry about that) . You can't "clip" from an uploaded shapefile, but you can select the features from the reference data and turn them into a Mask or several Masks and then edit those as desired. 


Once you select the shapes you are interested in using the "Create/Edit Shapes Tool" in the Map Studio you can save them as Masks that can later be edited and then used for Analysis. 


Let us know if this gets you what you were looking for and if not, we can try a different approach.


-Kim

IFTDSS Team


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