Aircraft Tracking

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22 Jul, 2021 03:19 AM

I saw the new Aircraft Tracking feature that you haven't officially launched yet. Are there plans to be able to save a track? That would be really helpful during searches. We often have trouble getting tracks from our helicopters.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 22 Jul, 2021 04:17 PM

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    Glad to hear you've been checking that new feature out! We do plan to add the ability to click on an aircraft and record a permanent track to the map. However it's important to note that the aircraft track is not a complete record of where the aircraft has travelled- it is simply meant to provide insight into where the aircraft has been as well as relative speed and direction of travel. Recording tracks with the CalTopo mobile app would allow you to create a permanent record of where a helicopter has been and those tracks can be saved directly to an incident map- have you tried doing that yet?

  2. 2 Posted by chuckroz on 22 Jul, 2021 04:56 PM

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    We have been using the Record Track feature. I have been on a few large searches and it really helps to have searchers use the app to save time downloading tracks from GPS units. Our problem is that it is hard to get our helicopter crews into the program. Keep up the good work.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Meghan on 22 Jul, 2021 10:08 PM

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    Ahh yes- that is definitely an obstacle to getting helicopter tracks from a search. Thanks for the feedback and thanks for using SARTopo!


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