The Search incidents tool allows you to filter for specific incidents using various parameters to show the incident data on the map.
- Incident ID - When incidents are added to the IMS they are given a unique Incident ID. Single or multiple Incident IDs can be searched for. Use a comma to separate multiple IDs.
- Types - This option allows you to filter for specific type and sub-types of incidents.
- Time - Search for incidents between a time range in a day.
- Info Sources - Depending on what Info Sources you have access to, or have added, this filter allows you to choose which source(s) you view on the map.
- Targets - Search for incidents based on the target of them (i.e civilians, government officials). This is an optional search filter which can be requested if your data uses it.
- Other - Additional optional search filters include: Killed, Wounded and Casualties.
- Location - Spatial - Sometimes you need to tailor your search to a specific area. On the Search Incidents Form, under Location - Spatial, you can switch your cursor to draw a custom point, line or polygon on the map, to search for all incidents within the selected radius of the shape.
- Location - Overlays & Routes - Like the Spatial Search, you can search for incidents within a set radius of a saved Route or Overlay. To do this you must first add a route or overlay to the map. Then navigate to the search incidents tab and select the Overlays & Routes box.
Below the analyst has searched for incidents within their Kabul district overlay by selecting the radius as 0 km.
Adding Search Templates
Setting up specific configurations of the parameters can be an onerous process if done repeatedly and therefore adding a Search Template can save you time.
With the Add Templates tool, you can create a specified combination of search term parameters, and then set a repeated timeframe to search over. The saved templates are then added to the Search Incidents tool and can be found on the Search Incidents form. These can be shared with everyone across your platform or just for your own personal use.