Managing Missions

Add, edit, delete, and manage missions in Measure Ground Control

Missions are the core feature of Measure Ground Control's program management suite. They allow organizations to group flights based on operational goals or shared locations, keep data collection, processing, and analysis organized, and easily schedule and resource pilots, equipment, drones, and sites from the MGC Web Portal. Missions are managed from the Missions screen in the Web Portal (Plan -> Missions).

Create a mission

On the Missions screen, select the Add Mission button to bring up the Add Mission form.

Fill out the form with the relevant information for your mission (required fields in bold):

  • Mission Name
  • Mission Dates
  • Mission Type
    • Default is General. It is good practice to keep mission type and site type consistent.
  • Mission Location
    • Existing SiteCapture
    • Manually Input AddressCapture1
  • Airspace Verified
  • Choose Pilots
  • Choose Drones
    • Accessories associated with a selected drone will also be assigned to the mission
  • Attach a File
  • Description/Notes

Press Create Mission to save the new mission. You will be redirected to the Missions page, where the new mission should be visible. New missions have the Scheduled status, which can be updated on the Manage Schedule page. The mission will also have been added to the schedule based on the dates entered in the Mission Dates field.

Manage Existing Missions

The Manage Missions screen provides an overview of all missions in your program--past, present, and future. By default, missions are sorted by Mission ID. Missions can be sorted and filtered by:

  • Mission ID
  • Mission Type
  • Site
  • Status
  • Mission Date

For full mission details, click on the mission to bring up the Mission Details window.

 

The Mission Details window allows users to edit the mission status, manage associated documents and flight plans, and leave comments on the mission. Any users assigned to the mission and all users with the Administrator role can add flight plans, comments, and documents, and edit their own comments. Only Administrators can delete or remove flight plans and comments, change the mission status, and edit the mission's details.

Mission Header

  • Name of the Mission 
  • Dates of the Mission
  • Mission type
  • Site being flown if any
  • Scheduled/Not scheduled
  • Edit Mission
  • Team Flying the mission
  • Equipment assigned
  • Location
  • Airspace verified - yes/no

Edit Mission Details

To edit a mission, select the Edit Mission button in the Mission Header window.

Fields that can be updated:

  • Mission Name
  • Mission Dates
  • Mission Type
  • Mission Location
  • Airspace Verified
  • Pilots
  • Drones
  • Attach a File
  • Description/Notes

Once complete, click Update Mission to save your changes.

Flight Plans

To add a flight plan, press the "Create Flight Plan" icon in the Flight Plans section to open the Flight Planning page. Select a flight type, then either select an existing flight plan or follow the instructions in web-based flight planning to create a new flight plan.

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Can't find your flight plan? Flight plans are suggested based on site location. Make sure your mission and your flight plan are using the same site information for best results.

To remove a flight plan from a mission, open the Flight Plans section of the Mission Details window. Flight plans can be unlinked or deleted:

  • Unlink: removes the flight plan from the mission but does not delete the flight plan
  • Delete: deletes the flight plan from MGC entirely

Uploaded Imagery

Within the Imagery section of the Mission Details window, select the "share" icon. Click the File button to open your file explorer. Select the images to upload and press Open. Measure Ground Control will automatically upload the file. When the file has uploaded click Save to add it to the mission.

View images by selecting the 'share' icon.  To remove an image click the 'trash' icon. 

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Within the Document and links section of the Mission Details window, select the "view" icon. Click the File button to open your file explorer. Select the document to upload and press Open. Measure Ground Control will automatically upload the file. When the file has uploaded, click Save to add it to the mission.

 

To add a link, select the Links radio button

Fill out the link name and URL. When complete, click Add Link followed by Save.

View documents and links by selecting the 'share' icon. To remove a document or link, click the 'trash' icon. 

Flight Logs

To view flight logs flown under the mission, select the ">" icon.  To review the flight log select the Flight ID.

Comments

Within the Comments section of the Mission Details window, select the ">" icon and fill out the comment form. Comments can be edited and deleted using the relevant action icons in each comment.

Comments are displayed ordered by date created (oldest to newest).

Delete a Mission

Locate and select the mission you want to delete in the Manage Missions screen and click the delete icon under the Actions header. (You can also open the Mission Details window and press the Delete button). A new window will appear asking you to confirm your intent to delete the mission.

 

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Click Yes to finish deleting the mission. Only users with the Administrator role may delete drones from Measure Ground Control.

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