Participate in a mission using ArcGIS Mission Manager

Once you create your mission in ArcGIS Mission Manager, you can participate in it.

Mission analyst experience

The mission analyst experience is your primary access for interacting with active missions, after you create a mission and add mission details.

The mission analyst experience contains panels with tools for interacting with the mission. These panels are Title, Mission Map, Members and Teams , Actions Panel, and the Messages, Tasks, and Reports feeds. All of the panels and feeds are updated in near real-time, displaying new information as it becomes available during the mission.

To access the mission analyst experience, click Open Mission from View Missions or through the Mission Details page.

Members and Teams panels

The Members and Teams panels display information about mission members and teams that are a part of the mission. You can view a member's status and connection information. For teams, you can view their last known location and their team members. For more information, see Members and Teams panels.

Mission analyst chat

Chats are text-only messages sent between mission members from ArcGIS Mission Manager or ArcGIS Mission Responder. Chats can be sent to any mission member, group of members, team, or teams. Chats to active users are sent in real time. Chats can be sent to inactive users, but these are stored and sent when the user becomes active again. These chats appear in the mission's feed.

  1. Select members or teams.
  2. Type your message.
  3. Click Send.

Learn more about participating in and sending a chat

Send a geomessage

A geomessage is a geolocated graphic drawn on the mission map with options for attaching text or other information. The GeoMessage tool is located in the message area in the mission analyst experience. To create a geomessage, click Create a GeoMessage. There are various tools you can use when sending a geomessage. Overview steps are as follows:

  1. Select members or teams.
  2. Populate the GeoMessage Title and Comments fields.
  3. Use the mark up tool of your choice.
  4. Optionally, attach an image or images.
  5. Send the geomessage.

For detailed steps for sending a geomessage, see Create a geomessage.

Create a task

Tasks are focused, geolocated responsibilities in the mission assigned by mission analysts and completed by both Manager and Responder users. A task requires a location, a task name, and a description. There are additional options of assigning a mission member, task status, priority, and due dates, and letting the assigned member know that a report is required to complete the task. Overview steps are as follows:

  1. Designate a location using the Point button on the mission map.
  2. Type a title for the task in the Name field.
  3. Type a summary of the task in the Description field.
  4. Optionally, you can assign a member, change the Status, Priority, Due Date, and Due Time of the task, as well as check the Report Required box.
  5. Click Create.

Learn more about task creation and submission

Submit a report

Reports are submitted and viewed in the mission analyst view. You can view report templates in mission details. You can submit a new report through the actions panel. You must define a Location and Subject, but can optionally add Notes and Attachments. Overview steps are as follows:

  1. Select a location for your report by clicking the Location Point button, and use the point to click a location.
  2. Type a subject in the Subject field.
  3. Optionally, you can add Notes and up to three attachments, such as files or images.
  4. Click Submit.

For more information about report submission, see Submit a report.

Messages, Tasks, and Reports feeds

The Messages feed displays chats and geomessages that occur throughout a mission. The Tasks feed displays tasks that are taking place or completed during a mission. The Reports feed contains previously created reports that you can view. Tools are available for interacting with mission activity, such as replying to chats, viewing attachments from geomessages, submitting tasks, and caching mission activity.

In the Messages feed, the More menu allows you to only view your messages, view your feed as a list, and view cached mission activity. In the Tasks feed, the More menu allows you to view cached mission activity. In the Reports feed, the More menu allows you to view cached mission activity. For details, see Messages, Tasks, and Reports feeds.