Automated formula calculations

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11 Dec, 2017 04:00 AM

Any plans for a formula calculator, automated or otherwise for POS, POD, POA, etc. when it comes to creating mapping assignments through SARTopo? I know there are very few apps available that do auto calculations on a map for you after you plug in the numbers.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 14 Dec, 2017 04:28 PM

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    That falls in the "maybe someday" camp. Pretty much all my effort at this point is dedicated to the generic mapping features, which benefit CalTopo (where I have a lot more users) as well. Time I have for SAR-specific work is generally spend on incident management features like the 104 summary form. SAR analysis like coverage calculations and POD estimation ranks below those two.

  2. 2 Posted by mark.anderson on 07 Mar, 2019 06:28 PM

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    There is a program used by the National SAR School called Search Manager in their Inland SAR Planning Course. It will calculate POD, POC, POS and cumulative POD and POS. It is designed for air and ground search. You still must define search areas and input that data into the program. None the less it works well.

  3. kobe.pole closed this discussion on 13 Mar, 2019 05:03 PM.

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