**EDIT: Let me begin by saying that this isn't a school project, this is out of pure curiosity and the reason why I'm looking to do this is below**
Our fire department has software already that we use to sum up our situation before we arrive on-scene, we use On-Scene Xplorer for this, see below:
Originally Posted by BraeHaus
The on-scene software allows us to store information for the buildings in our first-due area (drawings, what type of suppression system the building has, manager name and phone numbers, etc, etc.). It's a pretty interesting program and is like a fancy version of google maps, or any mapping program just taken a step further.
This software is extremely pricey and I was curious how hard it would be to create a similar program to test on our squad, something perhaps in-house that we could tweak on our own. We do not have satellite service so the GPS functions and internet access based programs will do the squad no good.
Just me thinking outside of the box and seeing how hard it would be to create this type of program.
I want to build a pretty basic program, one that utilizes maps. Type in an address and it takes you there (or roughly where the user asks) and I want to be able to store information about that input (type of home, contacts, names, etc.)
What am I looking at here? What type of programming will I need to accomplish this?
I'm willing to teach myself and learn a few things, but I think I may be going in over my head here.