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Representation of Tactical Situation Objects

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General purpose and services to the end user

The application provides lightweight protocol for situation awareness in emergency response.

Functionality examples

The protocol shall present table-driven attribute values, including types of action, types of resource, relationships between items, etc.

Application architecture

n/a - this is a data exchange mechanism between multiple applications or multiple instances of the same application

Additional references

See TSO either at CEN (European Committee for Standardization, WS/ISD "information System for Disaster and Emergency Management") or Afnor




General characteristics (size, coverage) of the vocabulary

Currently as tabular document, with some tens of tables. Some tables have tens of entries.

Language(s) in which the vocabulary is provided

Base definitions are in English.

2.5     URGENCY element
This is a proposal, consistent with OASIS description of the civil
protection domain. It is consistent with the CAP protocol v1.0
(cap.alertinfo.urgency.code). The code denotes the urgency of the
subject event of the alert message.

Acronym Level   Definition
IMMEDI  Immediate       Responsive action should be taken immediately
EXPECT  Expected        Responsive action should be taken soon (within next hour)
FUTURE  Future  Responsive action should be taken in the near future
PAST    Past    Responsive action is no longer required
UNKNWN  Unknown Urgency not known

Machine-readable representation of the vocabulary

See on afnor site

Software applications used to create and/or maintain the vocabulary, features lacking for the case

Word has been used to edit the tables that describe the vocabulary.

Management of changes

The vocabulary is at an early stage of development, so there is no formal process.

Standards and guidelines considered during the design and construction of the vocabulary

The vocabulary inherits from the MIP initiative.

Additional references

See also the vocabularies for C2IEDM at the NATO MIP site (