Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fire Map Symbols on Google

Looks like the LA County Fire Department is using the same Google maps symbols as the State used in its mapping of the San Diego fires. I guess we have an evolving standard now for mapping fire incidents.

The Dept. of Homeland Security has also distributed guidelines for how agencies should manage content on the web during incidents like this:
  • Immediate web content focus is on saving lives, sustaining lives, and ensuring a comprehensive recovery effort reflecting current citizen information needs.
  • It is not helpful for an agency web site to duplicate information that is the purview and expertise of other agencies.
  • Information needs to remain under control of the “expert” agency and linked to by other agencies.

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