Maps πŸ“ Help Center

Questions about the Maps by Airspeed app for Slack? We’ve got advice and answers.
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Maps by Airspeed FAQs

What is Maps πŸ“ by Airspeed?

Maps πŸ“ by Airspeed is a Slack app where you can easily see your teammates’ locations on a Team Map. Users can add their home office location, upcoming travel, and more. Use Maps to schedule meetups, check your teammates’ time zones for meetings, and share travel plans.

Download the Maps one-pager to learn more.

How do I install the Maps πŸ“ by Airspeed Slack App?

You can install the app from our product page or the Slack App store.

What channel is best to use for Maps? Can I add Maps to multiple channels?

Teams typically add Maps πŸ“ by Airspeed to their #general channel, team channels, location-based channels, and more. You can add your Team Map to multiple channels and bookmark it to the top of Slack channels.

When someone new joins a channel where Maps is installed, they’ll receive a prompt to add their home office location.

Does Maps πŸ“ by Airspeed track my location?

No, we do not track your location. Your home office location will not automatically update if you move or travel. To change your location, edit your home office location in the app.

Will new users that join our Slack workspace get a reminder to add their home office location?

When new users join a channel where the Maps app is installed, they will receive a message prompting them to add their home office location.

Can I add my upcoming travel to the Team Map?

Absolutely! When you add your upcoming travel, your teammates can share recommendations for the location or plan meetups. Simply add your destination and the dates you’re traveling, and your travel pin will be added to the Team Map.

Can I import all home office locations for people in my organization?

The App Admin can import locations in the Home tab of our Slack app using a CSV spreadsheet file. We provide instructions in Slack to guide you. You’ll download our CSV file template, then add your team’s home office locations. You can send the file back to use via the Messages tab in the Maps πŸ“ Slack app.Β 

⚠️ Note: people who are not in a channel with the Maps app will not receive important notifications for the Team Map. We recommend adding it to the #general channel to make sure everyone is included. 

If our Team Map link is shared outside of the Slack workspace, can other people view our Map?

We use Slack authentication to ensure that only members of the workspace can open and view the workspace’s Team Map link.

Can I connect to my company's HRIS and import locations?

Yes, if you have Airspeed’s First Class plan you can connect to your HR system and import locations.