This web app provides the ability to prompt a recipient to share his/her location via a text message sent to his/her mobile phone containing a URL link. By tapping the link, the recipient permits the phone to send its current location as determined by the location services enabled on the device.

This app cannot “turn on” location services or independently extract location without acknowledgement by the recipient.

Example of a text message:

Tap link to send location to SAR:


This tool is intended for non-life-threatening situations only, and is likely not the best way to find the location of a mobile device. If you are working with an emergency services organization, you should take the following steps before using this app:

  1. Ask the subject to dial 911
  2. Contact the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and request cell phone forensics support

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