Welcome to the CAP Cookbook
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The CAP Cookbook is a collection of application notes, supporting documents and commentaries about the Common Alerting Protocol. This is a wiki, a collaborative editing environment, which means that the documents here are undergoing editing and revision by a variety of authors. Neither incident.com (Art Botterell) nor the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) makes any warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, completeness or suitability of this material.
- The CAP 1.2 Standard (adopted as OASIS Standard July 2010).
- The CAP IPAWS Profile v 1.0 for the U.S. Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (adopted as OASIS Committee Specification October 2009).
- The CAP 1.1 Standard (adopted as OASIS Standard on 10/1/2005).
- OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee - Refines, formalizes and publishes emergency data standards including CAP.
Application Guides and Notes
- U.S. National Weather Service CAP Implementation Wiki - 7/28/2011
- CAP Canadian Profile 5/27/2009
- Functional Elements of an Alerting Node (diagram) - PNG (125kb) 3/12/2009
- A Standard of Practice for Public Warning - A draft for discussion, 2/27/2009
- Report of Global CAP Implementers' Workshop, Geneva, December 2008
- Creating CAP Applications - An overview of CAP application architecture and some guidance on a few key issues.
- CAP EAS/NWR Profile - How to include SAME codes in a CAP message for use in the U.S. Emergency Alert System and National Weather Radio.
- CAP Feed Index Format - Atom 1.0 CAP feed format as used in the new CAP-based California EDIS system (PDF)
- Implementing a CAP Atom Feed - Whitepaper and example code from James Snell at IBM
- Feed Index Proposal - By Jake Westfall, a proposal for CAP feed indices (PDF)
- CAP Fact Sheet - A quick orientation to the Common Alerting Protocol
- A Roadmap to Emergency Data Standards
- The Wikipedia page on CAP.
- DRAFT California Alert and Warning Initiative Implementation Plan (PDF)
- Alert and Warning Report to the California Legislature (PDF)
Other links and resources
- The new CAP Icon and Logo recommended by the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (PDF)
- Simple Polygons for FIPS County Codes 936K .txt file - also as an Excel spreadsheet 1.2MB.
- Various Software Tools that may be helpful.
- A list of Public CAP Feeds.
- Who Is Using CAP? - A list of companies and organizations that have announced CAP support.
- Document and Website Links - Files and pages that folks have found useful.
- The working site for the original CAP Working Group, active from 2001 to 2004.
- CAPWear - Stylish and popular, the official OASIS "CAP Cap" (as featured upper left on this webpage) and other CAP wearables are available for purchase from the OASIS online store.
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