This month we had some audio issues with our Google Hangout, but I did go back and record my Snap2Map Demonstration embedded below.
Snap2Map is a really simple way to make a map with interactive geo-tagged photos. This can be used for a wide variety of applications. For SAR the use-case we are exploring with the YSAR Tauranga is using the Map Tour to create SAR PrePlans. A Map Tour could include photos and videos to highlight:
- Hazards in an area
- Landing zones for helicopters
- Missing “decision points” on a trail
- Any intelligence that you would like to capture with a map and photo!
Here is the free Snap2Map Tutorial by Jennifer Lentz if you would like to get started. It walks you through the following steps.
- setting up and logging into an ArcGIS Online (AGOL) account
- downloading Esri’s free Snap2Map app (available for free on Android and Apple-based smart devices)
- downloading a GPS tracking app (optional)
- Connecting your Snap2Map app to your organization’s AGOL account
- Selecting the geo-tagged photos you’d like included in your story map, and publishing them to the story map through the Snap2Map app
- Editing your story map on a computer, including changing the basemap, color scheme, etc.
- saving the story map
- editing the information provided in the “details” page of the Web Map, including change the thumbnail image, and sharing preferences
- adding tracking data to your story map (optional)
- viewing the finished Story Map
Thank you to YSAR Tauranga for the inspiration – I look forward to seeing your end product and seeing if any Mountain Rescue Association Teams pick this up and try it out.