went into the information display
capabilities of the CARS application.
Situations can be viewed using a zoomable
map, or a text-based situation list.
Both can be filtered to look at incidents
in the past, present and future as
well as by group. The situation list
is color-coded for clarity and can
be sorted using a wide range of criteria.
The CARS map display
shown below allows users to quickly
identify incidents locally or state
wide. The “Map Settings”
button can be used to filter the incidents
that appear on the map. Clicking on
an incident icon pops up a description
of the incident and allows for editing
The CARS situation
list shown below offers many of the
same features as the map display,
but allows additional sorting capabilities.
Entries are also color-coded for easier
reading. The “brief descriptions”
option allows users to limit incidents
to a very succinct report for a quick