# Working Collaboratively

Mergin Maps makes working collaboratively safe and easy.

In this tutorial you'll learn a few different ways of sharing your project with your colleagues.

# Share a project with a specific Mergin Maps user

  1. Navigate to cloudmergin.com

    If you are already logged in and can see your dashboard, skip to step 4.

  2. Click on Sign in in the top-right of the page:

  3. Sign in to Mergin Maps

    After signing in you should see the Mergin Maps dashboard:

  4. Click My projects then click trees-and-hedges

  5. Click SETTINGS:

  6. Enter the Mergin Maps username of the person you wish to invite to collaborate:

    In this example I will invite my colleague, Charlie - their username is CharlieColleague

    WARNING

    We recommend that you always ask your collaborators to confirm their Mergin Maps username rather than just guessing it and risking sharing your project with the wrong person.

  1. When you have selected their username, click Add:

    You should now see them included in the list of users with access:

  2. If the user needs write access to the project, change their permission from reader to writer

Charlie should now have access to the project. This means they will be able to find the trees-and-hedges project under the Shared with me tab of their projects views in both Mergin Maps Input and QGIS.

# Share a project with many users

If you wish to share a project with more than a handful of users, this method may save you some time.

These steps should be carried out from the Mergin Maps dashboard. Refer to the previous section for details of how to log in to Mergin Maps.

  1. Click My projects then click trees-and-hedges

  2. Click in the location bar of the browser:

  3. Copy the location:

  4. Email this link to the people you wish to share the project with

    When they click the link, they will initially be prompted to sign in or register with Mergin Maps. Once logged in, they will see something like this:

    They should use the button to request access.

  5. Check your dashboard for project access requests

  6. Accept or deny requests accordingly

    WARNING

    We always recommend verifying the requester's Mergin Maps username before accepting access requests.