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Subject: Re: [emergency] California EDIS as a CAP message source

This is a GREAT use of CAP - and to see it updated for 0.9a1 is awesome!
I will work with Ory on our end to see if we can grab one of the files
and display in our app - just to see how our mapping from CAP to our
internal format might work. Also, can you comment on the "brute-force
and occasionally a little awkward" challenges? Those would be some good
topics to discuss and be prepared to address either in the Committee
Specification, or the implementor's guide.


On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 12:55, Art Botterell wrote: 
> Friends -
> Just for experimental purposes, I've updated a CAP feed based on the 
> California EDIS ("Emergency Digital Information Service") to the 
> 0.9a1 schema:
> 	<http://www.edis.ca.gov/cap_0.9/>
> (EDIS is an automated summary of weather, seismic, AMBER and other 
> local alerts and notices operated by the California Office of 
> Emergency Services.)
> Note that this is a translation from the EDIS native (ANPA 1312, aka 
> "news wire") format to CAP... and since the ANPA format is itself 
> pretty constrained, the secondary transform to CAP is somewhat 
> brute-force and occasionally a little awkward.  Still, it's a source, 
> and it does consistently use the <polygon> construct, which might be 
> useful for some folk's tests.
> By way of an example I'm attaching a screenshot from an early CAP 
> demo application... from back in the v0.6 days... depicting EDIS 
> activity on the afternoon of a fairly active weather day.  The large 
> rough polygons on the map outline the targeted EDIS regions... 
> subregions of the state's mutual aid regions... while the smaller 
> ones are more precise shapes extracted from NWS warning messages.
> - Art
> PS - Right now there's an "index.txt" file in the "cap_0.9" directory 
> that lists the current messages... and the filenames are in 
> chronological order... all for the convenience of polling clients. 
> I'd like to implement some better indexing scheme... RSS or something 
> like it... listing the filename (whatever it might be), the headline, 
> the sender, the sent date/time and optionally the expiration 
> date/time... and maybe the message status (Actual / Test / etc.). 
> And maybe even an indicator of the XML message type, just for 
> flexibility.  If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this, I'd 
> be most interested. - ACB
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R. Allen Wyke
Chair, Emergency Management TC

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