A Glossary of terms often used in the FAM community.


Acronym Meaning
ABS Aviation Business System
AIX Advanced Interactive Executive
ALMS Automated Lightning Mapping System
AMIS Aviation Management Information System
ATMU Advanced Technology Meteorological Unit
AWSR Annual Wildfire Summary Report
BI  Burning Index  / Business Intelligence
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM Bureau of Land Management
CSV Character Separated Value
DOI United States Department of Interior
EMC Equilibrium Moisture Content
ERC Energy Release Component
EROS Earth Resources Observation and Science
ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute
ETL Extract, Transform, Load
FAMWEB Fire and Aviation Management Web Application - A legacy FAM application portal that has been moved to the FAM IT website
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEPMIS Federal Excess Property Management Information System
FFM Fire Fuel Moisture
FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
FIRESTAT Fire Statistics System
FS Forest Service
GACC  Geographic Area Coordination Center
GDT Geographic Data Technology
GIS Geographic Information System
GNIS Geographic Names Information System
HUC Hydrologic Unit Code
IC Ignition Component
ICS 209  Incident Status Summary
IMSR National Incident Management Situation Report
JAD Joint Application Design
KCFAST Kansas City Fire Access Software
LOV List of Values
MOLAP Multidimensional Online Analytical Processing
NASF National Association of State Foresters
NDVI  Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NED National Elevation Dataset
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NFDR National Fire Danger Rating
NFDRS National Fire Danger Rating System
NFES National Fire Equipment System
NHD National Hydrologic Database
NIFMID National Interagency Fire Management Information Database
NITC National Interagency Technology Center
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSDI  National Spatial Data Infrastructure
NTAD National Transportation Atlas Database
NVC Net Value Change
NWCG National Wildfire Coordinating Group
NWIS National Water Information System
NWS National Weather Service
ODS Operational Data Store
OLAP Online Analytical Processing
RAWS Remote Automatic Weather System
SC Spread Component
SDE Spatial Data Engine
SIG Special Interest Group
SIT/209  National Interagency Situation Report/Incident Information Summary
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USGS United States Geological Survey
WIMS Weather Information Management System
WX WIMS historical