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SAC-SWG-ENUM  September 2019

SAC-SWG-ENUM September 2019

Subject:

Question regarding overlays and applicability in the xml file

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Flemming Joergensen <[log in to unmask]>

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SAC-SWG-ENUM <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:16:39 -0400

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Are the country category overlays (UID 476, 500, 501) intended to replace or add to/overwrite the UID 472 Land Categories?

When reading the OPMAN sec 7.4.2.3, it seems to me that the overlays can used to provide additional information to the generic UID 472.
Currently, if using the applicability info, they seem to be replacing UID 472.

The Afghanistan Category Overlay [UID 501] (new in v27 CR04180B) contains Afghan specific life forms but also some which are identical to UID 472 (value 101, 120, 130 and 133). So UID 501 appears to be replacing UID 472.

I assumed the overlays were supposed to be used in addition to UID 472, but ran into some problems when testing using the applicability information.
If I want to create e.g. a US policeman, I would use the enumeration "3.1.225.50.1.0.0" for Law Enforcement (see extract below).
But I findt that it is not possible to lookup the Category, since UID 472 is not applicable for enumerations with country code "225" and the US overlays UID 476 does not contain the value "50".

Extract from SISO-REF-010:
Land Categories [UID 472] applicability="3.1.0-12;3.1.14-224;3.1.226-500"
...
16 United Nations
30 Special Operations Forces (SOF)
50 Law Enforcement
...


U.S. Category Overlay [UID 476] applicability="3.1.225"
...
31 Rangers
32 ARSOF
33 Force Reconnaissance
34 Navy SEAL
35 AFSOF
36 Delta Force
51 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
...

If the overlays are intended to extend/update the values in another UID, then how is this indicated in the xml file?


Regards
Flemming Joergensen

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