1. Introduction

1.1. What is the COP demo?

The Common Operational Picture (COP) samples demonstrate how you can synchronize operation data between multiple clients connected to a server.

The samples consist of two components: a server component and client applications. The server is the application responsible for keeping multiple clients synchronized. The client applications are sample applications in the Lucy, LuciadMobile and LuciadRIA products.

The Common Operational Picture (COP) demo lets you experience the functional capabilities of these products in an operational environment. It allows you to:

  • Display a map with an Earth image, military symbology, airspaces and tracks

  • Create and monitor SPOT reports of events and conditions from locations on the map

  • Draw notes on the map

  • Search for gazetteer data

  • Synchronize data between clients via the server

The client applications in the three products can all work together. They can all send and receive operational updates from the same server component.

1.2. Contact information

If you have any questions after reading this guide, you can contact the Luciad Support Desk services by mailing to support@luciad.com or dialing +32 16 26 28 30.

2. Setting Up the COP server

2.1. Installing and running the demo

The COP server is included in all three products: Lucy, LuciadMobile and LuciadRIA . However, you only need to start one COP server, even if you want to run all three products in the COP demo.

If you want to include LuciadRIA in the COP demo, start the COP server in the LuciadRIA product. This is necessary because LuciadRIA needs to run in a browser, and cannot easily connect to other servers. See Section 2.1.2, “Starting the COP server for LuciadRIA” to learn how to start the LuciadRIA COP server.

2.1.1. Starting the COP server for Lucy

If you want to start the COP server for Lucy , first make sure that the Lucy installation has been completed. The following products and components need to be installed:

  • LuciadLightspeed and LuciadLightspeed license file

  • LuciadLightspeed Additional and Industry Specific Components:

    • OGC Web Server Suite (Ogc_server.zip)

    • Military Symbology (Military_symbology.zip)

After installing Lucy , start the COP server by executing the startCOPServer.sh script in the distrib/copservices folder of the Lucy distribution. If you are on Windows, execute the .bat script. On other platforms, start the .sh script. After a couple of seconds, the command prompt displays the message that the server has been set up successfully on a specific port

The COP server also has a web interface that allows you to execute basic queries. You can access this web interface by opening your browser, and navigating to http://localhost:8072.

2.1.2. Starting the COP server for LuciadRIA

If you want to start the COP server for Lucy as well , note that starting the LuciadRIA sample server will automatically start a COP server for all products.

First make sure that the LuciadRIA installation has been completed. The following products and components need to be installed:

  • LuciadLightspeed and LuciadLightspeed license file

  • LuciadLightspeed Additional and Industry Specific Components:

    • OGC Web Server Suite (Ogc_server.zip)

    • Military Symbology (Military_symbology.zip)

  • LuciadRIA and LuciadRIA license file

  • One of the web browsers from the list of browsers that support LuciadRIA

To start the LuciadRIA sample server, execute the startSampleServer script. This script is located in the LuciadRIA _x.x.x folder. If you are on Windows, execute the .bat script. On other platforms, execute the .sh script.

The LuciadRIA sample server allows you to run all its samples on http://localhost:8072/StartHere.html

2.1.3. Starting the COP server for LuciadMobile

If you want to start the COP server for LuciadMobile , note that the COP server is included in the LuciadMobile-Android-samples-x.x.x.zip archive.

To start the server:

  1. Extract the LuciadMobile-Android-samples-x.x.x.zip archive to a local folder on your hard disk. This folder contains a folder copservices.

  2. Execute the startServer script in the copservices folder. If you are on Windows, execute the .bat script. Execute the .sh script on other platforms. After a couple of seconds, the command prompt displays the message that the server has been set up successfully on a specific port.

The COP server also has a web interface that allows you to execute basic queries. Access this web interface by opening your browser, and navigating to http://localhost:8072.

3. The LuciadLightspeed COP client

You can start LuciadLightspeed’s Lucy COP sample by running the Lucy COP demo from the LuciadLightspeed launcher: double-click start.jar, find the Lucy COP demo in the Start sample box, and click Run.

The COP demo consists of three themes:

  • Default: displays a raster image of the Earth, as well as major US cities

  • Air Picture: adds layers with tracks and airspace, and offers access to a gazetteer service

  • Mission Control: adds layers with map annotations, blue forces movement, and SPOT reports, and offers access to a gazetteer service

The COP demo starts up with the default theme. This theme displays a layer containing a raster image of the Earth, and a layer marking major USA cities.

lsp default theme
Figure 1. COP default theme

Use the drop-down menu in the Theme Selector pane on the control panel to select another theme with more layers.

This chapter first explains some general principles of working with the layers and objects in the COP demo. Next, it will go into the application functions that are specific to the available themes.

3.1. Managing layers

The COP demo lets you control which layers are displayed, as well as the properties of those layers. When you start up the demo, each theme will display all its available layers on the map.

3.1.1. Fitting a layer

To focus the map on the area displaying the contents of a particular layer, select the layer in the Layer pane, and press the Fit to layer button in the toolbar of the Layer pane.

3.1.2. Hiding a layer

To hide a layer from the map view, deselect the check box next to the layer in the Layer pane. To display the layer again, select the layer check box again.

3.1.3. Making layer objects selectable

To be able to select objects in a layer, and possibly edit them, select the layer in the Layer pane, and select the Toggle layer selectable button in the rightmost toolbar of the Layer pane.

3.1.4. Making layer objects editable

To be able to change the location of objects in a layer, select the layer in the Layer pane, and select the Toggle layer editable button in the rightmost toolbar of the Layer pane.

3.1.5. Showing and hiding object labels

Some objects display a label. For instance, the US cities in the default theme are labeled with the city name. To activate or deactivate the display of object labels in a certain layer, select that layer in the Layer pane, and select or deselect the Toggle layer labeled button in the rightmost toolbar of the Layer pane.

3.2. Air Picture

The Air Picture theme displays a collection of blue polygons that visualize air space areas over the Northeastern part of North America.

The Air Picture also includes tracks. A track visualizes the position and heading of an object, such as an airplane, at a certain point in time. You can see the tracks as blue square icons displayed over the USA. The aircraft’s heading is visualized as a line entering the blue square. If you select one of the track icons, the COP demo displays a border around the icon and the aircraft’s call sign.

lsp airpicture
Figure 2. Air Picture theme

3.3. Mission control

The Mission Control theme allows you to visualize a military operation by displaying military symbology and annotations on the map. The depicted military operation involves the positioning and movement of the 'blue forces", a special operations forces team, and the location of enemy forces in the downtown Boston area. You can draw on the map, create reports for specific locations, and add more military symbols.

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Figure 3. Mission Control theme

3.3.1. Learning more about the Blue forces units

To get more information about the Blue forces, make the layer selectable, and click one of the blue forces units. An information panel will inform you of the name, exact position and effectiveness of the unit.

lsp blueforces info
Figure 4. Blue forces information

3.3.2. Using SPOT reports

A SPOT report is a concise narrative report of essential information covering events or conditions that may have an immediate and significant effect on current planning and operations. In the COP demo, it is possible to create a SPOT report containing an image, a location and a date, classified by a military unit symbol.

Viewing a SPOT report

To see the details of a SPOT report, select it on the map. An information panel will display information about the report, such as the military classification type, the coordinates at which the report was created, a description of the activity, and possibly an enclosed image.

lsp spot reports
Figure 5. Safe house SPOT report
Creating a SPOT report
  1. In the Annotations pane on the Control panel, click the military symbol icon.

  2. On the map, click the location where you want your report to show up. A military symbol appears at the clicked location.

  3. To complete the report, click the military symbol. A panel pops up over the military symbol.

  4. Select one of the military symbols in the drop-down menu.

  5. If necessary, adjust the coordinates of the SPOT report location and press the Enter-key on you keyboard.

  6. Enter an activity description in the Activity text box and press the Enter-key on you keyboard.

If you are creating your SPOT report on a mobile device, you can use the device camera application to add an image to your SPOT report.

Editing a SPOT Report

To change information in a SPOT report:

  1. If necessary, make the Spot reports layer selectable.

  2. Click the military symbol linked to the report on the map. A panel pops up over the military symbol.

  3. You can select a different military symbol or code for the report, the location of the report, or the activity description.

  4. When you are done editing your report, press the Enter-key on you keyboard.

Deleting a SPOT Report

To delete a report:

  1. If necessary, make the Spot reports layer selectable.

  2. Click the military symbol linked to the report on the map. A panel pops up over the military symbol.

  3. Click the Delete key. The report is deleted from the map.

3.3.3. Adding annotations to the map

The COP demo allows you to annotate the map manually by drawing polygons or lines.

Creating an annotation
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Figure 6. Creating a polygon annotation

To draw a shape on your map:

  1. Click either the polygon or the arrow icon in the Annotations pane of the Control panel.

  2. Draw your shape on the map by clicking several points on the map. The COP demo will connect the points to form a polygon or line. Alternatively, you can draw a line by clicking the mouse and dragging the cursor over the screen.

  3. When you have finished drawing your shape, perform a double-click, or deselect the annotation icon in the Annotation pane on the Control panel. A label pops up over the shape when you finish drawing. In the Description label, add the text that goes with the shape, and press ENTER. The annotation text is displayed on the shape. Whenever you select the shape later on, the annotation is displayed again..

The third icon in the Annotations pane allows you to create SPOT reports. For more information, see Section 3.3.2, “Using SPOT reports”.

Editing an annotation

Before you edit an annotation, make sure that you have made the Annotations layer editable, as described in Section 3.1, “Managing layers”.

You can add a description to the annotation, or edit the annotation shape. Click the annotation to let an editable label pop up over the annotation.

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Figure 7. Editing an annotation
Adding a description

To add a description for the annotation, fill in the text box, and close the label.

Editing the annotation shape

To edit the shape of the annotation, drag any of the points of the line or polygon to a new location. You can also drag the entire line or polygon to a new location.

To add a point to the annotation shape, press the Ctrl-key and click a location at the edge of the shape with the mouse. The cursor shape changes to indicate that you can add a point.

To remove a point from the annotation shape, press the Ctrl-key and click the point you want to delete.

Deleting an annotation

To delete the annotation, right-click the annotation, and then click the Delete item in the menu that pops up. You can also select the annotation, and press the DELETE key.

3.4. Displaying gazetteer data

The gazetteer service is available in the Air Picture theme and the Mission Control theme. It is possible to search for and display gazetteer data via the search box in the Gazetteer pane. The search results are displayed on the map with symbols. To see the name of a facility, select the symbol.

When you perform a search, the COP demo will limit the returned data to cover the visual area displayed on the screen, to reduce the volume of loaded data.

A search performed while you have zoomed in to a very small area of the map may not yield any results at all. If you perform a search while the whole world map is visible, the COP demo may only show a part of the returned search results.

3.4.1. Searching for gazetteer information

To search for information:

  1. Zoom in on the map area you are interested in.

  2. Go to the Gazetteer pane in the control panel, and select either Airport, Hospital, or Schools from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the Magnifying glass icon next to the drop-down menu. The COP demo will place icons on the map to display the results available for the geographic area visible in your view.

lsp gazetteer schools
Figure 8. Finding schools with the Gazetteer

Once you have performed a gazetteer search, the COP demo also adds a Places layer to the list of layers in the Layer pane. To hide the gazetteer search results on the map, deselect the Places layer.

To see the name of a place returned by a gazetteer search, click it on the map. The place name will be displayed as a label.

To clear the icons displayed after an earlier search, click the cross icon next to the gazetteer dropdown menu in the Control panel.

3.4.3. Clustering objects

When there are many objects in a view, it becomes difficult to keep the overview. Therefore, the COP demo makes use of clustering to help reduce the clutter. A clustering algorithm automatically clusters objects that are close together. Zoom out of the map to see the clustering taking place. When you zoom in again, the clustered objects are unclustered again.

The cluster icon size depends on the number of cluster elements. That number is also added to the cluster as a label.

For an in-depth explanation of clustering see the chapter Clustering in the LuciadLightspeed developer’s guide.

4. The LuciadRIA COP client

You can start the LuciadRIA client by opening the following URL in a supported browser: http://localhost:8072/web/samples/cop

The COP demo consists of three themes:

  • Default: displays a raster image of the Earth, as well as major US cities

  • Air Picture: adds layers with tracks and airspaces, and offers access to a gazetteer service

  • Mission Control: adds layers with map annotations, blue forces movement, and SPOT reports, and offers access to a gazetteer service

The COP demo starts up with the default theme. This theme displays a layer containing an Earth image loaded from the WMS server, and a layer marking major USA cities.

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Figure 9. COP default theme

Use the drop-down menu in the Mode pane on the control panel to select another theme with more layers.

This chapter first explains some general principles of working with the layers and objects in the COP demo. Next, it will go into the application functions that are specific to the available themes.

4.1. Managing layers

The COP demo lets you control which layers are displayed, as well as the properties of those layers. When you start up the demo, each theme will display all its available layers on the map.

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Figure 10. Managing layers

4.1.1. Fitting a layer

To focus the map on the area displaying the contents of a particular layer, hover over the layer in the Map layers pane, and select the Fit to data option from the context menu.

4.1.2. Hiding a layer

To remove a layer from the map view, deselect the eye icon next to the layer in the Map layers pane. To display the layer again, select the eye icon again.

4.1.3. Making layer objects selectable

To be able to select objects in a layer, and possibly edit them, right-click the layer in the Map layers pane, and select the Selectable option from the context menu.

4.1.4. Showing and hiding object labels

Some objects display a label. For instance, the US cities in the default theme are labeled with the city name. To activate or deactivate the display of object labels in a certain layer, right-click that layer in the Map layers pane, and select or deselect the Labeled option from the context menu.

4.2. Air Picture

The Air Picture theme displays a collection of blue polygons that visualize air space areas over the Northeastern part of North America.

The Air Picture also includes tracks. A track visualizes the position and heading of an object, such as an airplane, at a certain point in time. You can see the tracks as blue square icons displayed over the USA. If you select one of the track icons, the COP demo changes the icon’s border color, and displays the aircraft’s call sign and heading.

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Figure 11. Air Picture theme

4.3. Mission control

The Mission Control theme allows you to visualize a military operation by displaying military symbology and annotations on the map. The depicted military operation involves the positioning and movement of the 'blue forces", a special operations forces team, and the location of enemy forces in the downtown Boston area. You can draw on the map, create reports for specific locations, and add more military symbols.

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Figure 12. Mission Control theme

If the optional LuciadRIA Military Symbology component is installed, the COP demo uses symbols of the MS2525c military symbology standard to visualize the SPOT Reports and the Blue Forces. In addition, you can edit all available properties and modifiers of a SPOT Report in the balloon’s editing form. If the LuciadRIA Military Symbology component is not included, the COP demo uses a simplified representation of the military symbols, and it is not possible to edit all SPOT report properties. All screenshots in this guide are taken from a COP demo version that includes the Military Symbology component.

4.3.1. Learning more about the Blue forces units

To get more information about the Blue forces, make the layer selectable, and click one of the blue forces units. An information panel will inform you of the name, exact position and effectiveness of the unit.

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Figure 13. Blue forces information

4.3.2. Using SPOT reports

A SPOT report is a concise narrative report of essential information covering events or conditions that may have an immediate and significant effect on current planning and operations. In the COP demo, it is possible to create a SPOT report containing an image, a location and a date, classified by a military unit symbol.

Viewing a SPOT report

To see the details of a SPOT report, select it on the map. An information panel will display information about the report, such as the military classification type, the coordinates at which the report was created, a description of the activity, and possibly an enclosed image. Click the image to display a larger version of the image.

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Figure 14. Safe house SPOT report
Creating a SPOT report
  1. In the Annotations pane on the Control panel, click the military symbol icon.

  2. On the map, click the location where you want your report to show up. The "Unknown" military symbol appears at the clicked location.

  3. To complete the report, click the military symbol. A panel pops up over the military symbol.

  4. Select one of the military symbols in the Symbol drop-down menu.

  5. If necessary, adjust the information about the SPOT report, or the coordinates of the SPOT report location.

  6. Enter an activity description in the Activity text box.

  7. Click the Update button to store your report and update the map symbol.

If you are creating your SPOT report on a mobile device, you can use the device camera application to add an image to your SPOT report.

Editing a SPOT Report

To change information in a SPOT report:

  1. If necessary, make the Spot reports layer selectable.

  2. Click the military symbol linked to the report on the map. A panel pops up over the military symbol.

  3. You can select a different military symbol or code for the report, the location of the report, or the activity description.

  4. When you are done editing your report, click the Update button in the report panel. Your edits are saved in the report.

Deleting a SPOT Report

To delete a report:

  1. If necessary, make the Spot reports layer selectable.

  2. Click the military symbol linked to the report on the map. A panel pops up over the military symbol.

  3. Click the Delete button. The report is deleted from the map.

4.3.3. Adding annotations to the map

The COP demo allows you to annotate the map manually by drawing polygons or lines.

Creating an annotation
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Figure 15. Creating a polygon annotation

To draw a shape on your map:

  1. Click either the polygon or the arrow icon in the Annotations pane of the Control panel.

  2. Draw your shape on the map by clicking several points on the map. The COP demo will connect the points to form a polygon or line. Alternatively, you can draw a line by clicking the mouse and dragging the cursor over the screen.

  3. When you have finished drawing your shape, perform a double-click, or deselect the annotation icon in the Annotation pane on the Control panel. The COP demo no longer interprets the movements on the screen as drawing activity.

To add text to the annotation, click the annotation after you finished drawing it, and add the text in the label that pops up. When you have completed the text, press ENTER, and click outside the label to store the text.

The third icon in the Annotations pane allows you to create SPOT reports. For more information, see Section 4.3.2, “Using SPOT reports”.

Editing an annotation

Before you edit an annotation, make sure that you have made the Annotations layer selectable.

You can add a description to the annotation, or edit the annotation shape. Click the annotation to let an editable label pop up over the annotation.

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Figure 16. Editing an annotation
Adding a description

To add a description for the annotation, fill in the text box, and press ENTER.

Editing the annotation shape

To edit the shape of the annotation, click the polyline button on the label. The label disappears, and the COP demo now allows you to:

  • Change the shape by dragging any of the points of the line or polygon to a new location

  • Add new points to the shape by clicking and manipulating the control points located in between the shape points.

  • Delete a shape point by clicking and holding the point you want to delete, or by pressing the Ctrl-key and selecting the point of the shape with the mouse.

When you want to stop editing the annotation shape, double-click anywhere on the map to leave the shape editing mode.

Deleting an annotation

To delete the annotation, click the annotation, and then click the X delete button in the label that pops up.

4.4. Displaying gazetteer data

The gazetteer service is available in the Air Picture theme and the Mission Control theme. It is possible to display gazetteer data via the Places pane. The search results are displayed on the map with symbols. To see the name of a facility, select the symbol.

When you perform a search, the COP demo will limit the returned data to cover the visual area displayed on the screen, to reduce the volume of loaded data.

A search performed while you have zoomed in to a very small area of the map may not yield any results at all. If you perform a search while the whole world map is visible, the COP demo may only show a part of the returned search results.

4.4.1. Searching for gazetteer information

To search for information:

  1. Zoom in on the map area you are interested in.

  2. Go to the Places pane in the control panel, and select either Airport, Hospital, or Schools from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the Magnifying glass icon next to the drop-down menu. The COP demo will place icons on the map to display the results available for the geographic area visible in your view.

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Figure 17. Finding schools with the Gazetteer

Once you have performed a gazetteer search, the COP demo also adds a Places layer to the list of layers in the Layer pane. To hide the gazetteer search results on the map, deselect the Places layer.

To see the name of a place returned by a gazetteer search, click it on the map. The place name will be displayed as a label.

4.4.2. Clustering objects

When there are many objects in a view, it becomes difficult to keep the overview. Therefore, the COP demo makes use of clustering to help reduce the clutter. A clustering algorithm automatically clusters objects that are close together. Zoom out of the map to see the clustering taking place. When you zoom in again, the clustered objects are unclustered again.

The cluster icon size depends on the number of cluster elements. That number is also added to the cluster as a label.

For an in-depth explanation of clustering see the chapter Clustering in the LuciadRIA developer’s guide.

5. The LuciadMobile COP client

This chapter explains how to set up the COP demo on a mobile device with an installed LuciadMobile COP client. Next, it discusses the use of the COP demo functions offered by the COP demo application in LuciadMobile. The COP demo app demonstrates the Mission Control theme, expanded with MEDEVAC reporting functionality.

5.1. Setting up the COP demo

To keep the setup as simple as possible, the server should be connected to a local WiFi access point. Mobile devices can then connect to this WiFi access point to synchronize data between devices.

5.1.1. Setting up COP Synchronization on a mobile device

The COP sample is part of the LuciadMobile API samples. Instructions on how to install these samples with your license, and run them can be found in the LuciadMobile Developer’s Guide.

To set up synchronization between the mobile device and the server:

  1. Make sure the server is up-and-running. See section Chapter 2, Setting Up the COP server for instructions on how to start up the server.

  2. Connect the mobile device to the WiFi network connected to the COP server.

  3. Set up a synchronization account on the mobile device:

    1. Navigate to the Settings | Accounts and sync menu on your mobile device.

    2. Select Add account. Note: it is possible that a COP account has already been set up on your mobile device, but that it is connected to another server than the one you just started. If this is the case, select the account from the list and select Remove account.

    3. Select COP Sync in the list.

    4. Select a service from the list of available services. The device has to search for available services. Therefore, it may take a while before the service list is populated. Please wait until the device displays an available service.

    5. Press Connect. You are now connected to the COP service.

Troubleshooting synchronization setup
The device does not display available COP services

When you are defining a synchronization account on your device, the device has to find available services that allow it to connect to the COP server, and display them. If the device still has not displayed any available service after one minute, go back to your server setup, and make sure that your server has been started properly, and is still running.

The multi-cast signal is blocked

If the multi-cast signal is blocked, and your device cannot detect the running server automatically, manually enter the address to that server in the Server (Manual Override) text field. The format for addresses is http://server-ip-address:port-number.

The device cannot sign into the COP service

If you cannot sign into the COP service after the synchronization account has been set up, make sure that the COP server is still running. If it is, try to reconnect to the server by setting up the device synchronization again.

5.1.2. Activating mock locations on the device

The COP demo uses mock locations to simulate a GPS signal on the map. By default, mock locations are not enabled on the mobile device.

To enable mock locations:

  1. Go to Settings | Applications | Development.

  2. Select the check box next to Allow mock locations.

5.1.3. Starting the COP client sample

To start the COP demo:

  1. Navigate to the application list on your device.

  2. Select the application named COP. The application starts. It displays a view populated with the COP demo working set data.

5.2. Using SPOT reports

Like in LuciadRIA and Lucy , you can create SPOT reports in the LuciadMobile COP sample. A SPOT report is a concise narrative report of essential information covering events or conditions that may have an immediate and significant effect on current planning and operations. In the COP demo, it is possible to create a SPOT report containing an image, a location and a date, classified by a military unit symbol.

5.2.1. Creating a SPOT report

To create a SPOT report:

  1. Open the menu bar by pressing the Menu button on your device.

  2. From the menu bar, select the option SPOT.

  3. To place your SPOT report on the map, tap the location on the map where you wish your report to show up. The device opens the camera view.

  4. Aim your phone at the object or scene you wish to photograph, and take a picture. Confirm your image by pressing Done from the option menu. If you are not happy with your snapshot, press the redo icon to take a new picture, and press Done.

  5. Select the unit type of the SPOT report from the list of unit type icons. If you wish to create a new unit type, press the the star-shaped icon Add New and follow the instructions on your screen. When you are satisfied with your unit type icon, press Done and it will appear in the list of icons, where you can select it. The new SPOT report appears on the screen with the icon that you selected.

5.2.2. Viewing a SPOT report

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Figure 18. SPOT report balloon

To see the details of a SPOT report, select it on the map by tapping on it. This will show a balloon with information about the report, such as the location of its creation and the image you enclosed.

For a full-screen detailed view of your report, press and hold the report icon for about one second until the Report menu is shown. In the menu, select the option SPOT Report.

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Figure 19. SPOT report menu

5.2.3. Editing a SPOT Report

You can change two things in a SPOT report: unit type and location.

To change information in a SPOT report, press and hold the report icon for about one second until the report menu is displayed.

To change the unit type of the report, select Unit Type from the report menu.

The COP application allows you to select a new unit type.

To change the location of the report, select Edit Geometry.

Drag the report icon to a new location on the map. When you are done editing your report, press the Back button on your device to leave the report editing mode.

5.2.4. Deleting a SPOT Report

To delete a report, press and hold the report icon for about one second until the report menu is shown. Select the option Delete. This will remove the report from your map.

5.3. Using MEDEVAC reports

A medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) report is a report describing the scene of a medical emergency. The report contains information about the number of patients on the scene, as well as the severity, urgency, security and contamination of it. The report also contains information about the location of the scene, and information about any markings that the scene may have (such as smoke or pyrotechnics).

5.3.1. Creating a MEDEVAC Report

  1. Open the menu bar by pressing the Menu button on your device.

  2. From the menu bar, select the option MEDEVAC.

  3. To place your MEDEVAC report, tap the location on the map where you wish your report to show up.

  4. Fill out the details of your report in the form that is shown, and press Done.

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Figure 20. Creating a MEDEVAC report

5.3.2. Viewing a MEDEVAC report

To see the MEDEVAC report, press and hold the report icon for about one second until the request menu is shown. In the menu, select the option MEDEVAC request. The COP application displays the information entered into the report.

5.3.3. Editing a MEDEVAC report

You may change the position of your MEDEVAC report by pressing and holding the report icon for about a second until the request menu is shown. From the menu, select the option Edit Geometry and drag your report to its new location. When you are done editing your report, press the Back button on your device to leave the report editing mode.

5.3.4. Deleting a MEDEVAC Report

To delete a MEDEVAC report, press and hold it for about one second until the report menu is shown. From this menu, select the option Delete. This will remove the report from your map.

5.4. Drawing on the map

The COP application allows you to manually annotate the map by drawing arrows, lines or areas. It is possible to edit, delete and annotate these shapes.

5.4.1. Creating a drawing

To manually draw a shape on your map:

  1. Press the Menu button on your device and select the option Draw.

  2. From the menu, select the kind of shape you wish to draw. You may choose between drawing a line, an area, or an arrow.

  3. Draw your shape on the map using your finger.

  4. When you have finished drawing your shape, press the Back button on your device to leave the drawing mode.

5.4.2. Editing a drawing

To edit the shape of your drawing, press and hold it for about one second until the annotation menu is shown. From this menu, select the option Edit Geometry. Your shape will become editable, and you may change it by dragging any of its points to a new location. When you are done, press the Back button on your device to leave the editing mode.

5.4.3. Annotating a drawing

To add a short annotation to your drawing:

  1. Tap the drawing to bring up a balloon with a blank text field.

  2. Tap the text field to open a keyboard, and type your annotation into the field.

  3. When you are done, press the Enter key on your keyboard to leave the editing mode.

To add a longer annotation containing carriage returns:

  1. Press and hold your drawing for about a second. The annotation menu opens.

  2. Select the Annotate option to bring up an annotation view.

  3. Enter your text, and press the OK button.

To view or edit the annotation with a drawing, tap the drawing briefly. The application will display a text balloon which you can immediately edit.

5.4.4. Deleting a Drawing

To delete a drawing, press and hold it for about one second until the annotation menu pops up. From this menu, select the option Delete. Your drawing will be deleted from your map.

5.5. Searching for gazetteer data

It is possible to search for and display gazetteer data via the search interface of the device. The data is displayed with military symbols and balloons containing the names of the spots indicated.

When you perform a search, the COP application will limit the returned data to cover the visual area displayed on the screen. Only the first hundred search results will be displayed on the map.

A search performed while you have zoomed in to a very small area of the map may not yield any results at all. If you perform a search while the whole world map is visible, the COP application may only show a part of the returned search results.

5.5.1. Searching for information

To search for information:

  1. Zoom in on the map area you are interested in.

  2. Open the Menu bar by pressing the Menu button on your device and select the option Search. The search feature allows you to search for classes of gazetteer objects, such as schools, airports, bridges.

  3. Start typing the name of the object class you want on the keyboard. A list of available object classes will be displayed.

  4. Select a class from the list. The COP application will place icons on the map to display the first hundred available results available for the geographic area visible in your view.

5.5.2. Clearing a Search

To clear the icons displayed after an earlier search, select the option Clear Search from the Menu bar. Then select Clear Search. This will clear the results of the search from your map.

5.6. Synchronizing Data with the Server

To synchronize your device with the server, open the Menu bar by pressing the Menu button on your device. Select the option Synchronize. Any data available on your device that is not already on the server will be uploaded to the server, and the other way around. When the device tells you that the synchronization is finished, the database on your device and the database on the server will contain identical data.

MEDEVAC reports will be synchronized with the server as well, but will not show up in the Lucy or LuciadRIA COP demo. The MEDEVAC functionality is specific to LuciadMobile , and has no equivalent in the other products.

5.7. Customizing the COP client

The COP application offers several settings that allow you to modify the application to suit your needs. To modify the application settings, start the COP application and select the Settings option from the menu bar.

5.7.1. Showing and hiding layers

Configure the visibility of data layers through the Layers option in the Map Settings menu. To show or hide a layer, either select or deselect the check box next to the appropriate layer in the list of available layers.

5.7.2. Changing the orientation of the map

Change the orientation of the map via the Orientation option in the Map Settings menu. You can choose between a fixed map setting, a true north setting or a magnetic north setting. The Fixed setting will fix the map center to the screen. The True North setting will orient the map towards the true north as your device turns.

5.7.3. Centering the map on the current GPS location

If you have been panning the map, and want to return the map to the current GPS location, select the Center map check box in the Map Settings menu. If this option is selected, the current GPS location will always be the center of the map.

5.7.4. Displaying a compass on the map

Display a compass in the top left corner of the device screen by selecting the option Show Compass from the Map Overlay Settings menu.

5.7.5. Displaying an exit confirmation message

To make the application prompt you for confirmation every time you try to exit the application, select the Confirm Exit option in the Miscellaneous menu.

5.7.6. Showing touch locations

To display a gray dot indicating the position of your finger each time you touch the screen, select the Show Touch Locations option from the Miscellaneous menu.

5.7.7. Displaying statistics on the map

To display statistical information about the application on the map, select the Show Statistics option in the Miscellaneous menu.