Types of SCOUT Users

There are currently five separate classes of users in SCOUT:

Super User – This is the role reserved for SCOUT developers and programmers.

Organization Administrator - This is the individual (or group of individuals) in each organization that manages that organization’s membership in SCOUT, keeps contact information up-to-date, and supervises orientation and training of SCOUT. Initially this role might be performed by someone not in the organization as the organization is getting started with SCOUT. As the organization’s involvement grows, an Organization Administrator will be identified.

GIS Administrator – This is an individual that works with GIS databases and has been assigned the duties of uploading data layers as appropriate for given incidents as well as general use.

SCOUT User: Read, Copy, & Write – This user can view all open rooms, copy material from those rooms for pasting into other locations (as permitted), and generate content (write) into authorized rooms, such as generating graphics and text.

SCOUT User: Read & Copy Only – This user can view selected open rooms (e.g., the Incident Map) and copy material from these rooms for pasting into My Map.

Their permissions are listed in the table below:

View Rooms Edit Rooms Upload Layers Organize Folders Administer An Organization Administer SCOUT
Super UserXXXXXX
Organization AdministratorXXXXX
GIS AdministratorXXXX
SCOUT User: Read, Copy, & WriteXX
SCOUT User: Read & Copy OnlyX

Table of Privileges

  • View Rooms: View a room through the SCOUT web interface.
  • Edit Rooms: Draw and Erase features in the room; modify content.
  • Upload Layers: Access to the “Upload Tool.”
  • Organize Folders: "Right click" functionality to reorganize the data layer directory structure.
  • Administer An Organization: Access to the administrative interface.
  • Administer SCOUT: Access to the SCOUT administrative/development interface.

VIDEO: Changing User Types