Map Annotation Schema (object name: map)
Describes an icon to be placed on a map representing a fixed location resource.
This schema utilizes the following naming conventions for the beginning character(s) of the Short Index name:
Within the schema, certain indexes may require additional clarification. The following list gives additional information for these elements:
These values will allow the field to control when icons appear and prevent the first responder’s view from becoming overrun with information.
There will eventually need to be agreement on a basic list of icon types to be used within the schema, denoting items such as:
and other entities that are common across departments. Achieving consensus amongst different groups will be difficult, but if there is agreement on both a list of icons and the symbology used for the icons, the TypeOfIcon index could have a predetermined set of graphic images stored locally on the IoT device, and it would minimize the need for external connectivity to display information.
Additionally, if the filename of a graphic icon (e.g., "hospitalInService.png") could be agreed upon, then in cases of no network connectivity, the server could easily access the file locally. This means that there would be agreement on the name of the symbol, but the image itself would not necessarily have to be standard.
Below is a sample list of basic icon types that could be used to initially populate the schema:
‘l’ Law Enforcement
‘s’ shelter (civilian)
‘e’ Energy (fuel locations)
‘l’ Logistics (e.g., staging, base camp, food, sleeping area)
‘a’ Aircraft landing zone (e.g., airport, heliport, or drone landing area)
‘A’ Always show this icon
‘O’ Other (this category acts as an open label for unspecified symbols)