Re: [OpenMap Users] Mil-Std-2525 Geometries

From: Mariusz Chmielewski <>
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 00:27:44 +0100

In our project for Armed Forces the COP (Common Operational Picture) was
created based on my SVG server
which unit symbols rendered based on SVG files. The area symbols were
generated separately due to specific points and data
based on differen mechanzims using serialization of OM primitives such
as OMCircle OMLine OMSpline. This is as I think the only way to do so
the SVG files rendered to GIF and placed on the map do not allow fulll
features of such APP6A (STD 2525) symbols


Don Dietrick pisze:
> Hi Dave,
> On Jan 29, 2008, at 6:46 PM, kossboss wrote:
>> Hi, just wondering (more like wishing) if OpenMap can display
>> multiple point
>> geometries in MIL-STD-2525B. I know there is a big jar of point
>> graphics.
>> Mostly ground units with air tracks and some basic point geometries
>> but can
>> it display a four point Axis Of Advance, FLOTS, and other multi point
>> MIL-STD-2525 symbols.
> Do you have some examples of symbols you are looking to be able to use
> (like some 15 character codes)? I think I understand what you are
> asking about, but I want to make sure.
>> I am guessing it can not, which is the only downfall of OpenMap for
>> it can
>> not be used by military applications. Now I am stuck using C2PC and
>> which are complete monsters and half as good as OpenMap. But I have
>> to use
>> these cumbersome engines because they support Mil-Std-2525b.
> OpenMap can really only display the graphics provided by DISA in a
> data set they released a while ago. The real problem with rendering
> the other symbols that are not currently defined is being able to
> provide a UI to allow the user to place some of the symbols that need
> to be placed and defined on the map.
>> If anyone knows if OpenMap can do this or knows of an open source
>> plug-in or
>> API.
>> Please let me know.
> I don't know of anything right now.
>> Oh PS: Does OpenMap support echelons for the unit graphics? I do not
>> remember seeing them there.
> These are the additional markings on the symbols? If the DISA set
> didn't contain them, we haven't added them. Do you have any requests
> for things you use a lot? Maybe there is some low-hanging fruit we
> can improve on without making things crazy hard.
> Best Regards,
> Don
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