Crisis Camp Ignite Session
CAP (Common Alerting Protocol)
          Pete O’Dell
   Pete.odell@swanisland.net
         202-...
Common Alerting Protocol

          CAP
  International Standard
    Alerts & Warnings
What is CAP?

Simple and standardized
 format for exchanging alerts
 and warnings over various
 types of networks and devi...
Why are standards
      key?
Physical standards
World Changers -

 •TCP/IP
 •HTML
 •XML
What is CAP?

Simple and standardized
 format for exchanging alerts
 and warnings over various
 types of networks and devi...
Insta-Poll:

Common Format good?

Crisis always happening?
CAP Design Principals
•Simple
•Interoperable
•International
CAP Pioneers
• Art Botterell – Contra Costa, CA
• OASIS
• More…….
CAP Momentum

   Lots…
The CAP Information Model

                   Examples:
Alert
                   Sender
                   Message type
  ...
Internal Structure of a CAP Alert (e.g., XML)
A view for humans
Multiple Fused CAP Sources
Future Directions
Future Results
• More and better:
 – warnings
 – crisis alerting
 – communications
• Lives saved, property protected
WRAP UP
• Important standard
• International in scope
• More info available –
  www.capcookbook.com
What is CAP?

Simple and standardized
 format for exchanging alerts
 and warnings over various
 types of networks and devi...
Common
Alerting
Protocol
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  1. 1. Crisis Camp Ignite Session CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) Pete O’Dell Pete.odell@swanisland.net 202-460-9207
  2. 2. Common Alerting Protocol CAP International Standard Alerts & Warnings
  3. 3. What is CAP? Simple and standardized format for exchanging alerts and warnings over various types of networks and devices
  4. 4. Why are standards key?
  5. 5. Physical standards
  6. 6. World Changers - •TCP/IP •HTML •XML
  7. 7. What is CAP? Simple and standardized format for exchanging alerts and warnings over various types of networks and devices
  8. 8. Insta-Poll: Common Format good? Crisis always happening?
  9. 9. CAP Design Principals •Simple •Interoperable •International
  10. 10. CAP Pioneers • Art Botterell – Contra Costa, CA • OASIS • More…….
  11. 11. CAP Momentum Lots…
  12. 12. The CAP Information Model Examples: Alert Sender Message type Resource Severity Info Attachments Area Expiration
  13. 13. Internal Structure of a CAP Alert (e.g., XML)
  14. 14. A view for humans
  15. 15. Multiple Fused CAP Sources
  16. 16. Future Directions
  17. 17. Future Results • More and better: – warnings – crisis alerting – communications • Lives saved, property protected
  18. 18. WRAP UP • Important standard • International in scope • More info available – www.capcookbook.com
  19. 19. What is CAP? Simple and standardized format for exchanging alerts and warnings over various types of networks and devices
  20. 20. Common Alerting Protocol
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