Add your Mission
To create a GPS Mission, first, navigate to the Missions tab in the Game Manager, click the drop-down arrow on the blue ‘ADD MISSION TO LIST’ button, and select GPS Mission.
Add in your Mission details
Next, add your Mission Name, Point Value and Mission Description. These are required fields, and they will be displayed to your participants.
Setting your GPS location
Once you have added those fields, you can add in your target GPS destination! To do so, select the ‘SET LOCATION’ button (as shown above).
A new pop-up window will open with a map; this is where you will set your location:
You can choose a location in one of three ways:
1. Typing an address into the Destination Search field,
2. Entering the Latitude and Longitude, or
3. Clicking on the location on the map.
Whether you click the location on the map or type in the address into the search field, the latitude, and longitude will auto-populate in both instances.
Adding in your Accepted Radius
Once your location has been set, you can choose an Accepted Radius for your Mission. This is the furthest distance a participant can be away from the exact coordinate and still have their location accepted as correct. We typically recommend 100 meters, but you can choose anything between 50 meters and 5 Kilometres.
Now that the Accepted Radius has been chosen, you can click the blue ‘Set Location’ button (in the bottom right-hand corner) to lock it in.
Finishing your GPS Mission
After you’ve chosen the location for your GPS Mission, you can attach an optional image or web link to provide more information or hints to your participants about your Mission.
If you are wanting to change the Submission Visibility for this Mission, click here to learn more.
The last step is to save your Mission by clicking ‘Save Changes’ and that’s it!
Looking to add automations? Click here!
When should I use a GPS Mission?
GPS Missions are a great way to get your participants outside and exploring by guiding them to specific locations, introducing them to new sights, attractions, and businesses.
Here are a few creative ways we have seen GPS Missions used:
- Exploring a new location, like a new city, or a national park
- Introducing participants to new or existing local businesses in town
- A location-based scavenger hunt
- A guided tour around a new workplace, school, or museum
- A check-in point in a run for charity
The possibilities are endless!
Helpful Honk: If you would like to include a map to accompany your GPS Mission, add a link to Google Maps using the ‘Attach a Link’ feature.