Select an alert or event location
There are two ways to add locations to an alert or event on the publisher map:
- Define custom locations using the drawing tools available on the map.
- Select geographic areas from a list of locations that were predefined by aBlackBerry AtHocadministrator.
Users with any geolocation attribute in the selected location are targeted in the alert or event. In addition, any users with a Last Known Location attribute that was updated within the configured timeframe are also targeted.
- In theContentsection, clickAddin theLocationsection. The publisher map opens.If you have the necessary permissions, you can set the default map area through the Map Settings screen.
- Optionally, if the location you want to target is not displayed on the current map, enter the address, point of interest, or longitude/latitude value pair in theFind a placefield. PressEnteron your keyboard to refresh the map location.
- To use a predefined location on the map as a targeting criteria, clickSelect Predefined Locationsand select any of the layers that have been created for you. When you select a layer, the map updates automatically to display the layer location on the map.Uploading multiple layers with different sets of predefined locations is recommended to improve usability and system performance. Map layers are configured on the Map Settings screen. Administrators can access them atSettings>Basic>Map Settings.
- Select one or more predefined locations in the layer by clicking them on the map or selecting them in the drop-down menu. As you make selections, the locations are highlighted on the map.
- To create a custom location, clickCreate Custom Locationsto display the drawing tools for creating shapes.
- In theCreate Custom Locationssection, click a shape button and click and drag on the screen to select the location to use in the alert or event.
- To view the size of a custom location, click the shape on the map. A black box appears next to the Create Custom Locations section, listing the total area of the custom location in square miles or square kilometers, depending on which unit of measurement your system uses.
- To edit a custom location, click the shape and then click and drag on any of the circles that appear around the edge of the shape.
- To scale new shapes up and down while preserving their dimensions, complete the following steps:
As you create shapes and select predefined locations on the map, theLocation Summaryfield in the bottom-right corner updates to provide you with an overview of the total number of locations that are displayed on the map and the locations that will be included in the alert or event.
- Press and hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard.
- Click and release the shape to select it.
- Move your cursor over one of the white squares around the shape.
- Click and hold on the white box while dragging the mouse to increase or decrease the shape size.
- To delete a custom location, in theLocation Summaryfield, click theXbeside each location you want to remove. If you have created more than one custom location, they are combined in the list and cannot be deleted individually. To delete individual custom locations, click the border of the location shape on the map to select it, then click on the Create Custom Locations toolbar.
- To view the total number of users and organizations that are located within the selected map locations, clickCalculatenext to theSelect By Locationfield.Users and organizations listed in the Select By Location field are automatically added to the alert or event target list. To remove them as targets, you can deselect theTarget UsersorTarget Organizationsoptions.
- Optionally, in theSelect by Locationsection, clickExportto export the targeted users.
- On theExport Optionsscreen, select the columns to export in the left column and clickAdd.
- Optionally, use the control buttons on the right to order the selected columns.
- ClickExport PDForExport CSV. The .pdf or .csv file downloads to your system.
- ClickCancelto close theExport Optionsscreen.
To target users with geofence targeting, see Enable geofence targeting.