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The Island map in the box on the https://sites.google.com/site/miemergencyprep/alert-report-tree-structure currently has 9 icons. I think it would look very busy if we had more than 20. I think 5 icons for SCs and 5 for SC alt. plus a few to mark the fire house, etc. may be enough. For the purposed of the web page, I would agree to keeping the map clear of clutter. I suggest we have multiple links to multiple maps that show increasing detail. I agree. Pete
The list of maps might include:
Each of the five (5) section maps can start their view at a DM of 2000’ and accommodate more than 20 icons such as for the SC, SC alt, each of the five ACs and AC alt, and several key areas of interest. I agree with this.
As Kurt says, we are in a state of flux – and may be for many more months until we get the other S, A, Ns defined. I understand Owen may be able to generate useful data breaking down the island census into number of residences on each road using a street address sorting of the database. Once we have this information, we can look at identifying neighborhoods. Once we have neighborhoods, we can group them into Areas. Once that is done we should be able to define our Sections. I think we should go thru all of that, but I'm hoping we end up close to Owen's original divisions, which look very clean to me. Pete It appears Owen has provided info I've yet looked into. I'll look at that soon.
I would like to suggest the choice of Google map icons
indicating any level of coordinators be universal for the entire system.
Balloons can indicate NC’s and thereby identify Neighborhoods on the map.
Using a balloon to identify the neighborhood should eliminate any other method
for identifying a neighborhood. The balloon color could match the access
road color for the Section.
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I have designated a few island resources, such as the FD and Garden Club.
I have again trespassed into Section South only to illustrate how balloons, and
the color for them is important and differentiate Section resources from an
One further somewhat related thought. Some will remember when we were trying to brainstorm a quickly identifiable icon to put at the end of SC, AC and NC driveways. I wonder if we might want to coordinate the Google map icons with the physical ones. Something like the Google balloon could be made pretty simply. In the middle of the “balloon” could be the coordinator designation – SC, AC or NC. If it’s a residence of some emergency provider, more icons could be used within the balloon. We only need 155 of them!