12.18.2017 Release Notes (Email Notifications and Map Layers)
It’s getting towards the end of the year. So we squeezed out a small release for the web console applications just in time for the holidays. Although small, there are some big improvements you all have been requesting. Here’s what we enhanced:
Creating a New User Email Notification:
We added the concept of a user profile to Crisis Track. First off, an email address is now required when you create a new user. We will use this email address to allow admins to send credentials directly to new users. Users will be required to change their password when they first login.
"Forgot Username/Password” Email Notification:
Also, we now provide users with a “Forgot Username/Password” feature. The web console home page now has two links in case a user forgets their username or forgets their password. When you click on either link, the system will send you an email to identify your username or change your password. This feature will soon be added to the mobile applications as well.
Citizen Self Reporting Email Notifications:
Starting to see a pattern in this release? Yes, with our new email notification system we now enable you to receive emails when an entry occurs on the Citizen Self Reporting web page. Just click on Settings in the Admin Console to add the email addresses you would like to be notified. For those Disaster Management users who do not have a Citizen Self Reporting web page url, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Static Map Layers:
We always gave you the ability to add layers to the web console app maps. However, those layers only stayed within the browser's session. What we added in the last release was the ability for you to configure map layers permanently in an account for the Ops View and Task maps. Admin users can do this in the Admin section under the new Map Layer module where you can add the URL for your local map service. We also added an adjustment in the Ops View and Task map setting where you can rescale the symbols on the map
We added the FEMA Floodways as a layer on all maps. By default the layers are turned off.
We thank you all for your continued support this past year. And we hope you all have a safe and joyful holiday.