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How to Send SMS Team Dispatch

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Length: 13:07 min

NEW PREMIUM FEATURE! In this tutorial, learn how you can send SMS based team dispatch for your SAR events. With a premium license, you can now contact your users via SMS and find out who is available for an event through our interactive SMS interface.

How to Send SMS Team Messages

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Length: 11:14 min

NEW PREMIUM FEATURE! In this tutorial, learn how you can send SMS based messages to your team and have it appear in the apps, websites, as well as directly via SMS to your team members.

How to Post Data to Your ArcGIS Layer

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Length: 10:46 min

NEW PREMIUM FEATURE! In this tutorial, learn how to prepare, then post your team’s waypoint data to your own ArcGIS hosted feature layer (to be used in an Operations Dashboard or other).

How to Archive Team Data

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Length: 3:49 min

NEW PREMIUM FEATURE! In this tutorial, learn how you can archive your team’s data and view by date range.

How to Save Waypoints in the App

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Length: 3:31 min

This is a quick how-to on how to save waypoints in the app. The Waypoints feature are virtually the same on CERT, US, and International Disaster Surveyor versions. The only difference is that on the US version, there are additional FEMA “Follow up” form fields that appear below the standard Waypoint collection screen shown in the tutorial.

How to Manage Team Waypoints

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Length: 7:22 min

This is a quick how-to on how to manage waypoints uploaded to your team account by your team members. The website section for Waypoints Management is functionally identical between CERT, US and International Disaster Surveyor websites. The only exception is that in the US version, the excel download file contains FEMA Follow up form fields. Both CERT and US version websites also have a FEMA Tally Sheet download that is automatically populated by Waypoints selected on the page.

How to Manage and Share Team Members to External teams

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Length: 15:59 min

This tutorial videos show you how to manage your team members for your team code. Topics covered include approving/declining new users, selecting users for data displayed in the website, sharing users to external teams, different user access levels and temporarily removing users from your team.

Pro Tip 1: How to Create Triage Forms and Pick Triage Category

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Length: 10:01 min

This tutorial videos show you how to create Worksite Triage forms. Topics covered include a primer on understanding Worksite Triage form categories and how to choose which category and why.

How to Share and Export Data

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Length: 10:37 min

In this video, learn the various ways data collected on the Disaster Surveyor apps can be shared and exported. Types of exporting include: GPX files, KML files, PDF report forms, Excel files, displaying data on the ArcGIS Operations Dashboard and more.

Using the ArcGIS Operations Dashboard

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Length: 6:23 min

Learn how to publicly display your forms and waypoint data on our ArcGIS Operations Dashboard with the click of a mouse. Simply click checkboxes for items to publish and click a link to send to our Dashboard. 

How to Generate a Search Marking

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Length: 5:48 min

In this tutorial, learn how to quickly generate a search marking based on the Worksite Triage and Report form data entered into the app. This is useful for confirming the search marking is correctly drawn at a worksite. 

Adding Waypoints and Tracks via Map

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Length: 5:58 min

In this tutorial, learn how to add waypoints and tracks via our live map. This is useful for saving waypoints and tracks that may have been forgotten while in the field.

Pro Tip 2: How to Conduct a Sector Assessment 

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Length: 23:39 min

In this comprehensive premier, learn how to conduct a Sector Assessment in a post disaster environment. Topics covered include understanding Worksite Triage Categories, How to generate a Search Marking, How to save Waypoints, and bringing it all together in a Sector form.