Emergency Mapping Symbology (with a brief overview of Open Government) Mark Sondheim, Darrin Charmley, Graeme Leeming http://emsymbology.org Presented at the Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System sessions in British Columbia, December 10 & 12, 2010
Can we create an easy to learn classification, structured as a hierarchy?
Can the symbols be connotative?
Can they be rendered such that they are immediately seen and understood?
The symbol set must be highly effective as part of a Common Operational Picture ! It must be practical on web applications, including those built for smartphones, tablets, etc. It must also be practical on desktops and laptops. Semantics Design Utility
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