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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 Messages, Tasks, and Reports feeds. All 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.

Change your mission status

The mission status can only be changed on the Mission Details page. You have the options of Draft, Active, and Complete. You can change your mission status at any time. To change your mission status, see Mission Status.

Overview panel

The Mission Overview tab provides a summary of your mission. The Mission Summary shows the number of members, teams, maps, and additional materials available in the mission. You can also edit the mission details added during the initial mission creation. For more information, see Define mission details.

Members and Teams panels

The Members and Teams panels display information about every mission member and team that are a part of the mission. You can view the 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.

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. For detailed steps for sending a geomessage, see Send a message.Overview steps are as follows:

  1. Populate the Title, To, and Description fields.
  2. Use the markup tool of your choice.
  3. Optionally attach an image or images.
  4. Send the 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, due dates, and letting the assigned member know that a report is required to complete the task.

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. This button is always visible in the collapsed and expanded view of the actions panel. You must define a Location and Subject, but can optionally add Notes and Attachments.

Previously submitted reports can be accessed through the Reports feed. For more information about report submission, see .

Messages, Tasks, and Reports feeds

The Messages feed displays chats and geomessages that occur throughout a mission. Tools are available for interacting with these activities, such as replying to chats or viewing attachments from geomessages. The More menu allows you to only view your messages, view your feed as conversation, and filter your messages. 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. For details, see Messages, Tasks, and Reports feeds.