Using the Mapping Tool

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Creating Maps

Maps on Pre-incident Plan provides informative guide on equipment placement and firefighting positioning, hence increasing the efficiency of preparation and action.

  1. Scroll down to the Map section.
  2. Click Add a Map.
    1. The Map box and Toolbar will appear.

    Creating a Map

  3. In the Map Name field, enter the desired map name.
    1. Note : to delete the map, click Delete Map.

    Naming a Map

  4. In the Scale field, click the drop down arrow to select the preferred scale.

    Selecting the Map Scale

  5. Add icons on the Map by selecting icons from the Toolbar and configuring its settings:

Adding Fire Vehicles

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Fire Vehicles icon.
    1. Additional Fire Vehicles option opens.
    2. Note: icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.
    3. Adding a Fire Vehicle

  2. Select a Fire Vehicle.
    1. The Fire Vehicle will appear on the Map.

How to Rotate, Duplicate, or Delete an icon

After Adding an icon, you can rotate, duplicate, and/or delete it.

  1. Double click on the icon.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing an Icon

  2. Select the preferred actions:
    1. Rotate: click and drag the anchor point to rotate the icon.

      Rotating an Icon

    2. Duplicate: a duplicate icon will appear on the map.
    3. Delete: the icon will be deleted.

How to Rotate a Ladder or an Aerial Platform

Note : this option is only available for Straight Stick and Aerial Platform Fire Vehicles.

  1. Add a Straight Stick or Aerial Platform Fire Vehicle.
  2. Double click on the Fire Vehicle.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Ladder or an Aerial Platform

  3. Click Rotate aerial.
  4. Click and drag the anchor point to rotate the ladder or platform.
    1. The ladder or aerial platform will be rotated.

    Rotating a Ladder or an Aerial Platform

How to Extend/Retract a Ladder

Note : this option is only available for Straight Stick and Aerial Platform Fire Vehicle.

  1. Add a Straight Stick or Aerial Platform Apparatus.
  2. Double click on the Fire Vehicle.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Ladder or an Aerial Platform

  3. Click Extend aerial.
    1. The Extend/Retract ladder dialog box appears.

    Extending/Retracting a Ladder

  4. Click Extend to extend the ladder.
    1. The ladder will be extended.

    Extending a Ladder

  5. Click Retract to retract the ladder.
    1. The ladder will be retracted.

    Retracting a Ladder

Adding Other Vehicles

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Other Vehicles icon.
    1. Additional Other Vehicle options opens.
  2. Note: icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding Other Vehicles

  3. Select a Vehicle.
    1. The Vehicle will appear on the Map.

Adding Labels

How to Add Text Labels

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Labels icon.
    1. Additional Label options opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.
  2. Select the Text Label icon to add text labels.
    1. The Label settings window appears.

    Adding a Text Label

  3. Specify the Label settings.
  4. In the Text for label field, enter the desired text to be used as a label.
  5. In the Text Color box, click the box to select the preferred text color.
  6. In the Text Size field, click the drop down arrow to select the text size.
  7. In the Background Color box, click the box to select the preferred background color.
  8. Select the Turn off background? checkbox to disable the background.
  9. Click Add label.
    1. The label will appear on the Map.

How to Edit Text Labels

After adding a Text Label, you can edit, rotate, duplicate, and/or delete it.

  1. Double-click on the Text Label you intend to edit.
    1. The Edit entitydialog box appears.

    Editing Text Labels

  2. Click Edit Text.
    1. The Edit Label Text window opens.
  3. Edit necessary fields.

    Edit Label Text Window

  4. Click Edit text.
    1. Changes will be saved.

How to Add a Compass

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Labels icon.
    1. Additional Label options opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Compass

  2. Select the Compass icon to add a compass.
    1. The Compass icon appears on the map.

How to Add an Arrow

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Labels icon.
    1. Additional Label options opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.
  2. Select the Arrow icon to add an arrow.
    1. The Arrow settings window appears.

    Adding an Arrow

  3. Define the Arrow settings.
  4. In the Size field, click the drop down arrow to select the preferred arrow size.
  5. In the Color box, click the box to select the preferred color.
  6. Click Add arrow.
    1. The arrow will appear on the map.

Adding a Ladder

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Ladder icon.
    1. A Ladder icon will appear on the map.

    Adding a Ladder

  2. Double click the Ladder icon and click Resize Ladder to edit its size.
    1. The Extend/Retract ladder dialog box appears.

    Editing a Ladder

  3. Click Extend to extend the ladder or Retract to retract the ladder.

Adding a Structure

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Structure icon.
    1. The Structure Settings window opens.

    Adding a Structure

  2. In the Width field, enter the structure's width.
  3. In the Length field, enter the structure's length.
  4. In the Structure color box, click the box to select the structure's color.
  5. Click Add Structure.
    1. The Structure will appear on the map.

How to Resize a Structure

  1. Double-click the Structure on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.
  2. Click Resize.
    1. The Resize window opens.

    Resizing a Structure

  3. Edit all fields if necessary.
  4. Click Resize.
    1. The Structure will be resized.

Adding Advanced Structure

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Advance Structure icon.
    1. The Advance Structure Settings window opens.

    Adding an Advance Structure

  2. In the Sides field, enter the number of sides the structure will have.
  3. In the Structure color box, click the box to select the structure's color.
  4. Click Add Structure.
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    1. The Advance Structure will appear on the map.

How to Edit an Advance Structure

  1. Double-click the Structure on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing an Advance Structure

  2. Click Edit Structure.
    1. The Anchor Pointswill appear on each of the structure's side.
  3. Click and drag each Anchor Points if necessary.
  4. Click Resize.
    1. The Structure will be resized.

Adding Roads

How to Add a Road

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Road icon.
    1. Additional Road options opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.
  2. Select the Road icon.
    1. The Road settings window opens.

    Adding Roads

  3. In the Lanes field, enter the preferred number of lanes.
  4. In the Turns field, enter the preferred number of turns.
  5. Select the Has center line? checkbox to enable a center line on the road icon.
  6. Click Add road.
    1. The Road will appear on the map.

How to Edit a Road

  1. Double-click the road on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Road

  2. Click Edit Road.
    1. The Anchor Pointswill appear on the road icon.
  3. Click and drag each Anchor Points if necessary.
  4. How to Add a Curved Road

    1. In the Toolbar, click the Curved Road icon.
      1. Additional Road options opens.
      2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.
    2. Select the Bend icon.
      1. The Road settings window opens.

      Adding a Road Bend

    3. In the Lanes field, enter the preferred number of lanes.
    4. In the Bends field, enter the preferred number of bends.
    5. Select the Has center line? checkbox to enable a center line on the road icon.
    6. Click Add Road.
      1. The Bend will appear on the map.

How to Edit a Curved Road

  1. Double-click the bend on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Road Bend

  2. Click Edit Road.
    1. The Anchor Pointswill appear on the bend.
  3. Click and drag each Anchor Points if necessary.

How to Add a Railroad

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Railroad icon.
    1. Additional Road options opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Railroad

  2. Select the Railroad icon.
    1. The Railroad will appear on the map.

How to Edit a Railroad

  1. Double-click the railroad on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Railroad

  2. Click Edit Road.
    1. The Anchor Pointswill appear on the railroad icon.
  3. Click and drag each Anchor Points if necessary.

How to Add a Curved Railroad

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Curved Road icon.
    1. Additional Road options opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Railroad Bend

  2. Select the Curved Railroad icon.
    1. The Road settings window opens.
  3. In the Bends field, enter the preferred number of bends.
  4. Click Add Railroad.
    1. The Curved Railroad will appear on the map.

How to Edit a Curved Railroad

  1. Double-click the curved railroad on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Railroad Bend

  2. Click Edit Railroad.
    1. The Anchor Pointswill appear on the bend.
  3. Click and drag each Anchor Points if necessary.

Adding Fire Area

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Fire area icon.
    1. The Fire area Settings window opens.

    Adding a Fire Area

  2. In the Width field, enter the fire area's width.
  3. In the Length field, enter the fire area's length.
  4. Click Add fire area.
    1. The Fire area will appear on the map.

How to Resize a Fire Area

  1. Double-click the Fire area on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Resizing a Fire Area

  2. Click Resize.
    1. The Resize window opens.

    Resized Fire Area

  3. Edit all fields if necessary.
  4. Click Resize.
    1. The Fire area will be resized.

Adding Water Supply

How to Add Hydrants

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Water Supply icon.
    1. A Hydrant icon will appear on the map.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Hydrant

How to Add a Portable Pond

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Water Supply icon.
    1. The Portable pond Settings window opens.

    Adding a Portable Pond

  2. In the Width field, enter the portable pond's width.
  3. In the Length field, enter the portable pond's length.
  4. Click Add portable pond.
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    1. The Portable pondwill appear on the map.

How to Resize a Portable Pond

  1. Double-click the Portable pond on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Resizing a Portable Pond

  2. Click Resize.
    1. The Resize window opens.
  3. Edit all fields if necessary.

    Resized Portable Pond

  4. Click Resize.
    1. The Portable pond will be resized.

Adding Hoses

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Hose icon.
    1. The Hose Settings window opens.

    Adding a Hose

  2. In the Bends field, enter the number of bends the hose has.
  3. In the Hose Color box, click the box to select the hose color
  4. Select the Is dual supply? checkbox if the hose is dual supply.
  5. Click Add hose.
    1. The hose will appear on the map.

How to Edit a Hose

  1. Double-click the hose on the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Editing a Hose

  2. Click Edit Hose.
    1. The Anchor Pointswill appear on each of the hose's bends side.
  3. Click and drag each Anchor Points if necessary.

Adding a Victim Icon

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Victim icon.
    1. A Victim icon will appear on the map.

    Adding a Victim Icon

Adding an Interior Layout

How to Add a Bed Icon

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Interior Layout icon.
    1. Additional Interior Layout option opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Bed Icon

  2. Select the Bed icon.
    1. The Bed Settings window opens.
  3. In the Width field, enter the bed's width.
  4. In the Length field, enter the bed's length.
  5. Click Add Bed.
    1. The Bedicon appear on the map.will

How to Resize a Bed Icon

  1. Double-click the Bed iconon the map.
    1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

    Resizing a Bed Icon

  2. Click Resize.
    1. The Resize window opens.
  3. Edit all fields if necessary.

    Resized Bed Icon

  4. Click Resize.
    1. The Bedicon will be resized.

How to Add a Couch Icon

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Interior Layout icon.
    1. Additional Interior Layout option opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Couch Icon

  2. Select the Couch icon.
    1. The Couch Settings window opens.
  3. In the Sections field, enter the couch's number of sections.
  4. Click Add Couch.
    1. The Couchicon appear on the map.will

How to Add a Wall Icon

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Interior Layout icon.
    1. Additional Interior Layout option opens.
    2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

    Adding a Wall Icon

  2. Select the Wall icon.
    1. The Wall Settings window opens.
  3. In the Length field, enter the preferred wall's length
  • Click Add wall.
    1. The Wallicon appear on the map.will
  • How to Resize a Wall Icon

    1. Double-click the Wallicon on the map.
      1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

      Resizing a Wall Icon

    2. Click Resize.
      1. The Resize window opens.
    3. Edit all fields if necessary.

      Resized Wall Icon

    4. Click Resize.
      1. The Wallicon will be resized.

    How to Add a Door Icon

    1. In the Toolbar, click the Interior Layout icon.
      1. Additional Interior Layout option opens.
      2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

      Adding a Door Icon

    2. Select the Door icon.
      1. The Door Settings window opens.
    3. In the Width field, click the drop down arrow to select the door's swing.
    4. Click Add Door.
      1. The Dooricon appear on the map.will

    How to Add a Staircase Icon

    1. In the Toolbar, click the Interior Layout icon.
      1. Additional Interior Layout option opens.
      2. Note : icons with more indicators indicate additional options when you click them.

      Adding a Staircase Icon

    2. Select the Stairs icon.
      1. The Stairs Settings window opens.
    3. In the Width field, enter the stair's width.
    4. In the Length field, enter the stair's length.
    5. Click Add Stairs.
      1. The Staircaseicon appear on the map.will

    How to Resize the Staircase Icon

    1. Double-click the Stairsicon on the map.
      1. The Edit entity dialog box appears.

      Resizing a Staircase Icon

    2. Click Resize.
      1. The Resize window opens.
    3. Edit all fields if necessary.

      Resized Staircase Icon

    4. Click Resize.
      1. The Staircaseicon will be resized.

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