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Site Apps Instructions

Concerning recent updates to web mapping applications like GMap, ArcGIS and others; browser cache-ing can be problematic. If problems occur try clearing your browser cache, then close and restart your browser and see if this fixes the issue. If not, please send an email to kstewart@udfcd.org to report the problem.

Google Chrome users may install an extension that makes this process simple. Simply connect to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clear-cache/cppjkneekbjaeellbfkmgnhonkkjfpdn?hl=en and follow the website instructions to install the extension.

Loading this extension into Chrome gives you a little button in the top right of the screen that you can click whenever you want to “clear your cache” — be sure to make the settings only clear the cache, not cookies or history or any of the other things (see settings screenshot below).  Once you have it set up you may click at will.

Blinking Alarms

A recent update to ALERT GMap causes active alarms to blink and stop blinking when the alarm becomes inactive.  When you click on the blinking station you will see the actual time that the alarm occurred and the threshold that triggered the alarm.

Click here to see a Flash™ video of this feature.

Wednesday Webinars

On July 16, 2014 we broadcast our first in a series of short instructional webinars offered to help local officials improve their storm/flood monitoring and emergency response capabilities, and keep apprised of relevant changes.  That training focused on how to make best use of the ALERT System GMap website, which is one of the more popular features available from http://alert5.udfcd.org.

A Windows Media Player-compatible recording of this webinar is now available.  You can download it from www.udfcd.org/FWP/ALERT/trainingvideos/.

To receive notices regarding future webinars simply subscribe to the FRAUG list at this website.

Google Chrome Advice

Some Google Chrome users have experienced problems with the ALERT Map webpage updating automatically. To fix this we recommend the following:

  1. Make sure you are running the latest version of Chrome, v.35.
  2. To re-load the page try hitting the F5 key.

This YouTube video shows how to enable auto updates for the Google Chrome browser. If your IT department has disabled the auto update feature…this can turn it back on.