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. ;-)
matt on 15 Aug, 2018 02:52 AM
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.