Decimal Lat Long Grid Lines

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Bob Boyd

03 Jan, 2018 06:59 PM

Our Sheriff's Office has requested our maps be in Decimal Lat Long, as to match the e911 system.
When I select Decimal Lat Long, the map does not draw the grid lines, but prints only the notations and tick marks around the border of the map. How can we fix this problem?

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  1. Support Staff 31 Posted by Julie on 02 Jun, 2020 12:31 AM

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    Hello Bob,

    I apologize for the delay in this feature, but we are a small company and we get many, many requests for features. Also, building out the app to make it fully functional, especially for SAR users in the field on missions, is a huge project. Your request is still on the development board, but unfortunately we are not able to promise any time frame for it.

    Best,
    Julie

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  4. 32 Posted by Robert Boyd on 02 Jun, 2020 01:25 AM

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    Julie,

    I wish this was just a SAR Navigation Problem, it’s a e911 problem too.

    At present we are still waiting for this fix.

    Maybe we need to talk with Green Trails.

    Bob Boyd
    King County Search & Rescue
    Washington State Surveyor, Retired

  5. Julie closed this discussion on 02 Jun, 2020 02:31 PM.

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  7. 33 Posted by Robert Boyd on 09 Apr, 2021 10:34 PM

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    Hi Julie,

    Still Waiting .

    thanks
    Bob Boyd
    King County Search & Rescue

    From: Robert Boyd
    Sent: Monday, June 1, 2020 6:25 PM
    To: [email blocked]
    Subject: Re: Decimal Lat Long Grid Lines [SAR Talk #95]

    Julie,

    I wish this was just a SAR Navigation Problem, it’s a e911 problem too.

    At present we are still waiting for this fix.

    Maybe we need to talk with Green Trails.

    Bob Boyd
    King County Search & Rescue
    Washington State Surveyor, Retired

  8. Support Staff 34 Posted by Ben Lantow on 09 Apr, 2021 11:26 PM

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    Hi Bob,
    Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback! This is not a feature currently in the short term development timeline.

    Best,
    Ben

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  10. Robert Boyd re-opened this discussion on 10 Apr, 2021 12:29 AM

  11. 35 Posted by Robert Boyd on 10 Apr, 2021 12:29 AM

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    Ben,
    Matt & I have been discussing the missing Decimal Lat Long Grid Lines this since Jan 2018.
    A SARTopo hard copy map, in the field, with grid lines, would be very helpful .
    The e911 system is massive, uses Decimal Grids, but still has no grid lines on its maps.
    Let’s make this happen ASAP.
    Bob Boyd
    King County Search & Rescue, Seattle Wa.
    206 650 7999

    On Wed, Jan 03 at 10:59 AM PST, Bob Boyd wrote:

      Our Sheriff's Office has requested our maps be in Decimal Lat Long, as to match the e911 system.
      When I select Decimal Lat Long, the map does not draw the grid lines, but prints only the notations and tick marks around the border of the map. How can we fix this problem

  12. Support Staff 36 Posted by Meghan on 12 Apr, 2021 08:13 PM

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    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for reaching out! I've copy and pasted Ben's previous response below in case you missed it:

    Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback! This is not a feature currently in the short term development timeline.

    Best,
    Meghan

  13. Meghan closed this discussion on 12 Apr, 2021 08:13 PM.

  14. matt re-opened this discussion on 13 Apr, 2021 05:00 AM

  15. Support Staff 37 Posted by matt on 13 Apr, 2021 05:00 AM

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    Bob -

    I'm really sorry this hasn't gone as expected. All I can tell you is that at the time, the estimates I made seemed reasonable. Since then, app development has taken longer than expected, and we've been run over with operational issues like a massive increase in traffic due to the fires last summer.

    There's a lot I expected to do that's been pushed back - for example, right now we're finally spending time on building tools to increase developer productivity, which is a pretty crucial task, but also one that's been kicked down the road for an entire year due to other, more urgent items.

    At the same time, we have items that weren't a priority two years ago, but have since become one. For example, organization of maps on team accounts. Team accounts have been around long enough that a flat intermixed list of team and individual maps is no longer cutting it, and people have been beating down our door asking for the ability to organize maps in folders.

    All of that put together means that sometimes when things get pushed back, they don't always get pushed back in order - sometimes it means that when you miss your flight, you go to the back of the line rather than catching the next plane.

    I know that's not really helpful for your particular issue, but I wanted to try to explain why there's such a large discrepancy vs the original timeframe I had in mind.

    • Matt
  16. 38 Posted by Robert Boyd on 13 Apr, 2021 05:32 AM

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    Matt,

    You sound like you are still swamped, but ...

    My request is not for me, it’s for the volunteer Search & Rescue members who 24 –7 support the e911 system.
    I know your maps are saving lives all the time, as SAR members are your best customers.
    This fall Matt Cosand, and I, will be training more volunteers in Land Navigation, where the class stops, pulls out yard sticks and draws in the missing grid lines.

    Your product is great, but it needs decimal degree grid lines.

    thanks
    Bob Boyd
    Volunteer King County Search & Rescue
    Retired Land Surveyor

  17. Julie closed this discussion on 13 Apr, 2021 04:38 PM.

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