Thursday, April 14, 2016

MRA Mapping Hangout #3

This week we held another MRA Mapping Hangout that covered a quick update on the MRA Mission Data Portal, talked about what is new on the portal including a new tutorial, and then we heard from Kaila Beattie from Antris. 

Antris is a safety solution designed to protect individuals who live demanding lifestyles and organizations with teams of work-alone employees. It communicates with your mobile phone or GPS device to monitor your safety and automatically notifies the necessary people of a user’s trip progress. 

The team at Antris is very interested in helping SAR Teams with both their Operations and Preventative Search and Rescue outreach. They have been very responsive to feedback and have added new features recently like off-road routing and a disconnected "park-mode". Finally, the announce a new partnership with the National Association For Search and Rescue.

If you would like to know more check out their free solution Antris on the App Stores and contact them directly if you have feedback or questions. 

If you missed it, watch the video below on YouTube. 

This month we also featured a "Map of the Month" - a cell phone coverage map and you can check this out below.