Click on yourself in the top bar (or on the map – either works). Type 'test' and hit 'Send'.
You'll receive it as a text message, unless you've installed the iPhone app, in which case you'll get a notification.
From your phone, reply to the test message you just sent.
After a few seconds that reply will appear on the map, in the upper-right as a notification. Click on it if you see it.
If you miss the notification, the reply is permanently in two other locations:
1. Recent Activity – down on the bottom-right
2. The responder’s profile – click on yourself on the map or in the top bar
Start by clicking on yourself – up top or on the map – so you’re visible before proceeding…
From your phone, send another reply: start with “at” (no quotes) followed by a location – a street address and city, zip code, or even just a city (though the location won’t be very precise).
If Groundcrew can correctly interpret the new location, you’ll get a confirmation message on your phone, and your location on the map will move.
Note: if your location updated involved changing cities, use the city-picker in the upper-right to re-locate yourself.
Click on 'Recruit' down at the bottom, and select 'Invite via email'.
When agents join, they'll appear if the map is targeting their city.
To make sure you see all agents regardless of their location, zoom out until 'Worldwide' appears as the location in the upper-right.
Tip: try this on yourself if there are no other agents.
Unlike a message, missions require agents to accept and then notify you when completed.
Click 'Send' (next to 'Recruit'), then choose 'A Mission'. Next, click on the map where the mission needs to happen. Finally, add details about your mission.
Once you've created the mission, you can access your in-progress mission from the 'Ongoing' menu at the bottom.
Is this making sense so far? Tell us what tripped you up: email@example.com
The people to the right are fake. But interact with them the right way, and maybe they’ll still respond.
Click a person on the map. Now click another on that 'facebar' up top. It’s the same list, just grouped by location or availability.
In either case, when you click on someone, you're seeing their profile.
See the text box at the bottom of someone’s profile? You can send a message, but don’t expect a response.
If this were real, that person would get a text message or iPhone notification. If they replied to your message, you’d see the reply on the map.
Still got a profile up? Good. The 'Tags' section lists skills/interests. (No tags? Try another person.)
Now click on a tag. It’ll appear in the search box up top, and only people who have that tag are shown.
To see a list of tags, hit the arrow just right of search. To see everyone again, click the red 'X'.
Open the Send menu down along the bottom. Start a mission, and you’ll be prompted to pick a specific location.
Once the mission begins, you should see them accept and complete the mission (and maybe send in a mission report).
If this were the real deal, your agents would receive missions and reply from their phone. Phone-shy? Then they’d get email.
The Landmarks menu in the upper-right already has some listed, but you should create your own landmark, too.
If your missions are frequently at the same location, landmarks provide a quick way to identify that location.
Oh hey, looks like you reached the end. There’s a few more tricks, but you’re well on your way to being a mobile organizer. Congrats!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 413-250-8007.
Identify your most valuable followers, segment by interest or profession, note past interactions – whatever helps you most.
To tag a follower:
Click on a person on the map, or an icon above in the facebar. Once they're selected, choose “Tag Agents” from the Recruit menu along the bottom.
To tag many:
Click each while holding down the Control key (for PCs) or Command key (for Macs). They’ll turn yellow. Tag them from the “Tag Agents” menu.
Filter by tag:
Next to the search box is a drop-down menu listing the tags and number of followers with each tag. Select one to show only those with that tag.
We call a request a “mission” – a tweet with a shortened URL to a page with room for instructions, comments, and where followers can say “I did it”.
To tweet a request:
Select “A Public Request” from the Send menu.
Messages, missions, and questions will all be sent as a direct message (DM) or @reply (if they don’t follow you).
Messages are great for targeting a subset of followers (tags are one way to create that subset).
Missions and Questions add a shortened URL to the tweet, leading to a page where they can reply – either with a confirmation (“I did it”, or an answer).
Click on a follower, where you'll see the option to send a message, mission, or question. Or choose any of those actions from the Send menu to geo-target that action.
Is this making sense so far? Tell us what tripped you up: email@example.com.
Please zoom to a city first. World-wide question-asking is disabled by default. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like this enabled.
Note: this message will be sent to everyone specified above, even if they are not currently visible on the map.
Squad members will show up on the map if 1) they are agents, 2) have a confirmed mobile number, and 3) have a location.
POSX gives players an incentive to be honest and to help each other out. Players with high posx enjoy certain advantages in the community of Groundcrew. First and foremost, any wishes/desires/challenges from high posx players are prioritized when presented to dispatchers to be made real. Secondly, more agents and physical resources become available to high posx players. When a new player is dispatching, they can only see a small subset of the players and objects available on the map. As players gain a track record of generating positive experience, they are allowed to see more and more, including more high value / high risk shared objects like donated automobiles, shared swimming pools, etc, which are not revealed to beginners.
|w :||Go to world view|
|g :||Go to a specific location|
|ESC :||Close tool / clear selection|
|t :||Tag agents|
|e :||Recent events|
|N :||Normal map|
|S :||Satellite map|
|H :||Hybrid map|
|T :||Terrain map|
Put yourself on the map! If you're needed, you'll get an assignment by text message or our iPhone app. Your first name will appear on the map, located at your zip code, to make coordination easier.
A link will be added on the end, going to a page that looks like this.
A link will be added on the end, going to a page that looks like this.Answers are:
World-wide interactions are currently disabled.
Please zoom to a city.
If you find that your following is less local than you'd guessed, you might want to mix in more tweets about non-local stuff.
For hotspots in certain locations, you might target a future visit to that city.
Hold down shift + click on any name, face, or icon to add. Try it out...
Know a group involved in Deepwater oil spill relief who could use help recruiting and coordinating volunteers?
This map shows people who have already signed up, where each team is active, and what reports they've filed from the field.
Just link us to your facebook and/or twitter accounts.*
You can even use our iphone app (or simple text messaging) to be available as you move around live.
Available for [SQUAD1], [SQUAD2]
approximate location (within 1 mile)
Fill in the title, description and type of landmark.
Fill in the title, description and type of landmark.