Had you told me 3 years ago that in 2016 I was going to be riding in the passenger’s seat to help Colorado’s experts in wildland firefighting get their hands on a new fire prediction model, I would have kind of squinted my eyes at you (that’s my puzzled look, not angry) and said, “Come again?"
For that matter, you could have said that to me in January of this year and I might have had the same response—that’s just how quickly new, cool data integrations heat up at Intterra.
We recently enjoyed a significant milestone in our joint venture with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to add the latest exploration into the CAWFE® model for fire prediction. That’s CAWFE®, sounds a lot like “coffee” with emphasis on the front-end “caw." After years of research and development, NCAR and DFPC unveiled the Colorado Fire Prediction System to a group of trusted users via SituationAnalyst (SA).
At Intterra, we believe improvement makes perfect. Intterra consistently strives for improvement in all areas, and is hard at work refining its technology in order to make your Intterra experience as close to perfect as possible. Here's what we've been up to lately.
When customers send feedback, Intterra listens. Check out our new user interface, inspired by direct feedback from our loyal users. We have always been proud of our software, but when we asked what you loved and hated about it, you gave us very specific and practical advice.
Now that we have many thousands of users, we wanted to make sure we were really hearing what would help you: on the fireline, in ICPs, at Area Commands and Dispatch Centers, and on mobile devices both on and offline. Well, you spoke, and we put our team of User Interface and User Experience people to work. The results launch on January 1st, and we know you will like it. Here is a preview:
Interface domination of your screen is out. The new version of Intterra's SITUATIONANALYST clears space, provides a moveable legend, and presents menus and windows with higher contrast for ease of use. We have removed clicks and added a quick launch menu of some of your favorite features. We have also made layer management a piece of cake, and powerful control and simplification of editing from any mobile device. Less clutter, more map and analysis. We think you'll agree that this is the easiest interface you've ever had.