CERT Surveyor is designed by and for community emergency first responders for collecting information to help coordinate search and rescue operations. The app uses standard FEMA CERT icons for dropping waypoints on a map; allows creating tracks at variable intervals and distance deltas; and loads pdfs maps as well as create maps with waypoint icons. All data can be uploaded to the accompanying website account and for data download as KML or GPX file formats for importing into ArcviewGIS and other GIS mapping platforms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Wifi only iPad does not have a dedicated Assisted GPS chip. The Wifi + Cellular version has the chip, but in the event of no Wifi signals and no Data signal areas (open ocean, high desert, steel/heavy concrete buildings), the GPS feature may not work. We recommend adding a dedicated GPS attachment for these purposes.

TEAM MANAGERS/LEADERS: Please contact to have your CERT Surveyor account upgraded for free to a Team Admin for managing your team members (who have signed up with the same team code) on the website at

What’s New

Version 2.73

(a) Ability to add/edit/delete waypoints on a live or saved map. This is useful if you need to add waypoints retroactively after surveying worksites in a sector. (b) Ability to add/delete trackpoints and create a track set on a live or saved map, and upload to your team account. This is useful for adding tracks retroactively via a map, after reviewing an area. (c) Bug fix for USNG display on waypoints created from live or saved maps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Dionysius X ,

Amazing App!!!

This app will change the way you do things. The ability for incident command to see live locations and photos of everything is absolutely incredible.

Renowingnut ,

Awesome app and support

This will sure help our teams when we do simulations and during an actual emergency. Alex and LAFD Captain Andrew were awesome.


Andrew Olvera
24.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© (c) 2019 Disaster Surveyor Systems, Inc.


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