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Map Packs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Loberger Sep 2, 2011. 8 Replies


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Sep 4, 2011
Dale Loberger replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"Sorry, GIS is "Geographic Information System" and generally refers to software but many local governments have a group by that name as well.  It is sometimes within the Planning Department or Assessor's Office.  Some…"
Sep 2, 2011
AJ replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"Thank you everyone for all your ideas they all are helpful.  I hope there are more to come.  By the way what does GIS stand for?"
Sep 1, 2011
Dale Loberger replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"Check with your local government to see if they have a GIS group to help you.  They can automate the process for you and provide custom layers to the map.  Most GIS software applications can even produce a map book automatically.…"
Sep 1, 2011
Michael Richardson replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"You could check to see if your county has a GIS department (our is a part of the auditors Department). They should have some very good maps and can customize them to your needs. Our maps show street names, street numbers by block, and hydrant…"
Sep 1, 2011
Marc Hansen replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"When we did our street indexs we listed driving directions from our station to each road in the township. House numbers were listed with certain streets due to different ways to access them. At the end of the directions were the nearest house number…"
Aug 27, 2011
Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"First off, don't reinvent the wheel here. Just accessing existing utility company maps is a good start. You need water to do your job, and having a complete understanding of your district is paramount to complete your departments mission. So…"
Aug 26, 2011
ashfire replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"In our area we have large notebooks we use for mapbooks with plastic pages so pages can be slid in and out, for our area and separtate books for other station's area we are dispatched to. If any changes come up we just pull out a page and…"
Aug 26, 2011
Sparky3317 replied to AJ's discussion Map Packs
"When I did my personal map pack for my old department they way I laid it out was I wrote the street name and the running route we would take from the department to get there. Also make side notes of hydrant locations and any other pertinent…"
Aug 26, 2011
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Map Packs

I am about to embark on creating map packs for my department. Its a 42 square mile district with not many roads. I was curious what new ideas are out there to get the most out of the pack, and also how are some ways to go about doing so; like obtaining detailed maps, road names, and such. Any ideas will be useful.See More
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Katherine Tolf replied to AJ's discussion Hudson Valley Anyone? in the group New York State Firefighters
"I grew up in Rockland County, lived in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, worked in Ulster. Now in NC. I am pretty familiar with the area *g*"
Aug 4, 2010
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At 7:18pm on April 3, 2009, sarah arledge said…
hi AJ welcome to ffn hope you like it her its a great place to be.have a great weekend staysafe
At 3:58pm on April 3, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
AJ, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

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