A common mapping symbology across national security stakeholders during the 2012 Olympics

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A common mapping symbology across national security stakeholders during the 2012 Olympics

  1. 1. Mappingthe Global Village A COMMON SYMBOLOGY ACROSS NATIONAL SECURITY STAKEHOLDERS DURING THE 2012 OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES Robin Burchfield Independent GI Consultant Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  2. 2. Mappingthe Global Village PREVIOUS INITIATIVES - POLICE • ACPO GI Board has held long term desire for standardisation. • Previous attempts have failed to get off the ground. • To my knowledge, no force has yet achieved this internally. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  3. 3. Mappingthe Global Village PREVIOUS INITIATIVES – NON-POLICE • Cabinet Office, Military, BGS etc. • Plenty of comprehensive symbology standards, but not ideal for police use. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  4. 4. Mapping AN OPPORTUNITYthe Global Village ARRISES..... • Implementation of a web based GI portal for use by multiple police forces during games period. • A common geographic language is required. • Constant re-use will allow symbols to become familiar and intuitive. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  5. 5. Mapping SCOPE OF COMMONthe Global Village SYMBOLOGY • Not to re-design symbols available on base map layers. • Keep symbols simple and visually impactive. • Use both existing symbology and design new symbols depending on suitability. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  6. 6. Mappingthe Global METHOD Village • Pragmatic approach to meet agressive timescales. • Stakeholders engaged to garner feedback. • Creation of functional symbols, not trying to win an art competition. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  7. 7. Mapping OBSTACLESthe Global Village • Aggressive timescales. • Unable to engage all and hold participative workshops. • Subjective feedback • Unable to completely satisfy all. • General nonchalance. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  8. 8. Mappingthe Global EXAMPLES – SOMETHING Village BORROWED - LOCOG Pictograms - OS Street Furniture - Cabinet Office Symbols -  and various others Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  9. 9. Mappingthe Global EXAMPLES – SOMETHING NEW Village -  Olympic - Operational -  Person Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  10. 10. Mappingthe Global EXAMPLES – SOMETHING BLUE Village Police Assets: -  Vehicles -  People -  Other Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  11. 11. Mappingthe Global SUCCESSES Village • General feedback has been very positive. • So far, a handful of police have requested the symbols for use within their own domain. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  12. 12. Mappingthe Global REFLECTION Village • A bit of a mis-match of symbols and styles. • Would have liked more time to thoroughly engage national stakeholders via regular workshops. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  13. 13. Mappingthe Global LEGACY Village • ACPO GI Board lead looking to move this forward as a national standard. Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net
  14. 14. Mappingthe Global ANY QUESTIONS? Village robin@spatialwareness.net Robin Burchfield - Independent GIS Consultant - www.spatialawareness.net

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