We’re announcing events, a new feature for team accounts that makes it easy to temporarily bring on members from outside your organization.
If you have a SARTopo team account, you’ve probably started using the app’s real-time sync and location sharing features to improve situational awareness on searches. But what do you do for the large mutual aid search? The fire evacuation with dozens out-of-area law enforcement officers? The missing child with a crowd of convergent community volunteers who want to distribute fliers and knock on doors? You need a rapid way to provide these people with situational awareness and collect their data at the end of the day, even if they don’t have a GPS and have never seen SARTopo before.
An event is a time-limited subteam underneath your main team account. Everyone on your team can see the event’s data, but people on the event can’t see the rest of your team’s data. They can, however, get access to multiple maps, custom layers, and real-time location sharing. We’ve also made it easy to add convergent volunteers to events – download the app, scan a QR code, enter your name, and you’re off and running, without needing to create a permanent SARTopo user account.
We think this is pretty revolutionary, but we’ll keep this post brief and instead refer you to our documentation at https://help.caltopo.com/kb/team-accounts/creating-and-managing-events.