Create & Edit Your Map

To create a map, use the map editor. Click on the map editor to expand and access the map editing tools. 

  1. Create Landmarks — Landmarks include things like hospitals, stations, parks, and places of worship
  2. Create Paths — Paths include things like evacuation routes, detours, and closed roads
  3. Create Zones — Zones include things like floods and coverage areas
  4. Create Hazards — Hazards can include downed wires and downed trees
  5. Edit Marker — Select the tool and then click on the indicated map marker to edit the info or change the location
  6. Delete Marker — Select the tool and then click on the indicated map marker to remove it

*Edits made on the map will automatically show up on the Beacon Responder mobile app.

Add Hospitals

Hospitals only display on the mobile app if added through the map. To add a new hospital:

  1. Find the hospital location on the map and drag the hospital icon in place
  2. Select Hospital and the address should appear (very important step)
  3. Click Create

*The new hospital will appear in your resources tab (on the right).

Add Paths

  1. Use the path marker Icon  to draw a path from the vertex to end point
  2. Finishing drawing the path, click the ending path marker to open the description box
    • Select Type from the dropdown
    • Enter the Label
    • Enter any Comments (optional)
  3. Click Create

Add Zones

  1. To add a new zone, click the Zone Marker to place the first vertex and draw your zone
  2. A Description Box will appear after you’ve finished drawing the zone
    • Select the Zone Type from the dropdown
    • Enter the Zone Label
    • Enter any Comments
  3. Click Create to finish

Add Hazards

  1. Use the Hazard Marker Tool to indicate where the hazard is located on the map
  2. A Description Box will appear after you’ve finished drawing the path
    • Select the Hazard
    • Enter the Hazard Label
    • Enter any Comments
    • Click Create

Editing Landmarks

  1. Click the Edit icon and Edit Info button
  2. Click Create to finish
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