Turfs are a great way to divide up the territories that you want your door knockers to cover. Each turf can be assigned to one or multiple people.
Turf cutting is the final step in your process once you have uploaded you list of contacts (click here for more information on that), set up your campaign (click here), and defined your survey (click here).
Defining your turfs
On the map tab you can see the contacts you have upload displayed on the map.
There are 2 tools in the upper right you will be using initially. The hand tool will let you move the map around and zoom in on the areas where you would like to create your turf. The hand tool can also be used to move existing turfs around.
The second option is the drawing tools for outlining your turf.
The turf doesn’t have to be perfectly square. Ideally you want to follow the roads and make sure your door knockers don’t have to cross major highways, rivers or other large divides in their territories.
With the polygon completed you will then see the number of houses and contacts within those houses that you have outlined. You can cancel this turf if it is too large or too small and draw another polygon if you like.
Once you have a turf you like you can assign it a color, name and assign it to 1 or more canvassers.
You can also set a start and end date for that turf. This will allow you to set up turfs that you want your door knockers to work in the future and when it will be completed and removed from their view.
On the left turf panel you can expand the menu to view the different turfs you have set up. You can see the houses and contacts for each turf. The total number of houses and contacts for all lists.
You can edit the turf, delete the turf or end the turf on the current date by clicking on the three dots next to each turf.
If you set a start date in the future for a turf it will show up under the planned turfs tab.
Turfs that have been ended or are past their end date will be displayed under the past tab.
If you click on the three dots next to the Turfs heading you can edit the general turf settings.
Next: Turfs from the app point of view