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03 Aug, 2018 10:55 PM

Anyone putting Blitzortung in maps as a new layer?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by kobe.pole on 12 Aug, 2018 02:54 AM

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    Hi Brad,
    Sorry for the delay. Not at the moment, but perhaps in the future. I will try to keep you posted if the layer is created.

  2. 2 Posted by kd0gbx on 12 Aug, 2018 02:58 AM

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    No sweat. Seems like it would be a cool addition. Keep up the good work!

    BTW, used SARTopo as my mapping software on the Cache Creek fire for the
    last two weeks and it was AWESOME! I have definitely found my defacto
    mapping solution!


  3. 3 Posted by mvbanks on 12 Aug, 2018 03:56 PM

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    On a related note and just an FYI, I we worked on the Donnells Fire and did
    mapping for evacuations for our Sheriff using Sartopo but were sort of
    surprised to find the IMT using Caltopo for large scale maps on the first
    operational briefing that we attended. They later switched to arcgis when
    the fire was transitioned to Central Coast IMT. About the same time, the
    Safety Chief came to us to ask us for a couple of plots because the brand
    new, huge, HP plotter they had set up ran out of ink and that stuff isn't a
    Staples or Walmart procured item. Glad to see HP doesn't discriminate, they
    send starter ink with a 20k plotter just like a 69.00 consumer printer. ;-)


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by matt on 15 Aug, 2018 02:52 AM

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    Good to hear. There are a few things that have been on back burner for a while now that are still hindrances to widespread adoption for fire incident management, specifically huge icons and free-floating text for branch / division breaks. Next season, maybe.

    That is oddly refreshing but I shudder to think what a set of ink cartridges on a plotter like that must cost.

  5. 5 Posted by kd0gbx on 18 Aug, 2018 07:59 PM

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    I'm happy to hear about the free floating text. I think that would address a question that I had posted earlier.

    I don't use the plotters for my purposes and I rarely if ever print the maps that I make. I am using sartopo for A) Finding locations for communication equipment with line profiles and viewshed layers. B) creating driving routes for use with avenza or on paper to that equipment C) Submitting a system diagram of the equipment to the coordinating agency that issues the equipment and radio frequencies that we use. D) Printing coordinate lists for our GIS for inclusion into incident maps and for Helibase so they have it quickly available if I have to fly to the equipment.

    I am slowly introducing my colleagues to it and they are very excited to give it a go for incident communications.

  6. kobe.pole closed this discussion on 20 Aug, 2018 05:25 PM.

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