software suggestions (fire department)

Michael W. Holdeman lists at
Wed Sep 12 01:39:15 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 11 September 2007 07:44:45 pm D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Monday 10 September 2007, Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
> > 1. mapping. I need to be able to enter an address into the toughbook in
> > the fire truck or ambulance and have the mapping app show me where it is.
> > I dont care so much about directions just a location.
> I'm a truck driver, and mapping/routing is a subject close to my heart. 
> I've never found a Linux native solution, though I have had success making
> do with Google Maps.
> Google Earth seems to be Google Maps rolled up into a cute 3D globe
> thingie, and there is a native Linux version available.  You might play
> with that. I'm not sure how useful it could be, as I haven't tried to use
> it for this purpose.
> Otherwise, I think you're probably stuck with the need to have a useably
> fast internet connection to get your maps, which is probably a bad thing in
> a fire department.  How do you get your maps when everything is all to
> hell, and the internet is busted?  Not cool!

What about this? it might be a little old, but the tiger maps are as current 
as the latest census..  I havent built it yet but may give it a whirl.


> Beyond that, Windows, I fear.
> > 2. Preplanning. Organizing all my preplanning documents for all my
> > occupancies (businesses, homes etc...)
> No real insight about any of this.
> --
> D. Michael McIntyre

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