Using the Dropped Pin Card

When you drop a pin on the Map, the Dropped Pin Card appears. With the Dropped Pin Card, you can view or copy dropped pin coordinates, view the dropped pin location in Google Maps in a separate browser tab, create a landmark, send a dispatch, and view a list of nearby assets.

In addition, you can move the dropped pin with a click-and-drag movement on the Map. The Dropped Pin Card will refresh automatically if you move the dropped pin around.

Using the Asset Header

From the Asset Header, you can view the dropped pin coordinates, copy the location or open Google Maps in a separate browser tab to view the location.

The lat/lon coordinates are provided under the Landmark name.

Using the Ellipses button

Using the ellipses button from the Asset Header, you can copy the landmark location or open Google Maps in a separate browser tab to view the location.

How to copy the dropped pin location:

  1. From the Dropped Pin Card, click on the ellipses button ().
  2. A pop-up window appears.

  3. Click Copy Location.
  4. The location is copied to your system’s clipboard. Use may paste this location in within the Portal or externally (e.g., separate browser tab, etc.).

How to view the location in Google Maps:

  1. From the Dropped Pin Card, click on the ellipses button ().
  2. A pop-up window appears.

  3. Click Open in Google Maps.
  4. A separate browser tab opens displaying the location in Google Maps.

Using the Create Landmark and Send Dispatch Features

Using the Create Landmark and Send Dispatch buttons, you can create a landmark centered over the dropped pin location or send a dispatch to selected vehicles/drivers.

Creating a Landmark

How to create a landmark:

  1. From the Vehicle Card, click Create Landmark.
  2. The Create Landmark window appears.

  3. In the Landmark Name text field, enter a name for the landmark.
  4. Select a color for the landmark.
  5. Entering a name and selecting a color for the landmark are required steps in order for the Create button to be enabled.

  6. Click Create.
  7. The Landmark is created and the corresponding Landmark Card appears on the right-hand side of the screen.

Sending a Dispatch

A dispatch to a landmark (previously created), vehicle, or address can be sent to selected recipients (vehicle ID or driver name, if associated) from the Dropped Pin Card.

How to send a dispatch:

  1. From the Dropped Pin Card, click Send Dispatch.

  2. The Send Dispatch window appears.

  3. In the “Location to send:” text field, enter a landmark, vehicle ID, or address that you would like to dispatch a vehicle/driver to.
  4. Use the Recipient Selector (drop-down window under “Send this location to the following recipient(s):”), to select the driver(s) and/or vehicle(s) to receive the dispatch.
  5. Selected recipients appear in pill labels toward the bottom of the Send Dispatch window.

  6. Click Send Dispatch.
  7. A message regarding the transmission status of your dispatch appears next to the Vehicle ID section of the Dropped Pin Card.

    If the transmission failed, you are notified of this failure so that you may attempt the dispatch again.

Viewing Nearby Assets

You can view a list of all nearby assets to the dropped pin location in the Nearby Assets section of the Dropped Pin Card. Assets are listed by Vehicle label and associated driver (if assigned), current status, and distance from the dropped pin coordinates.

This list can be especially useful if you are looking to dispatch one asset to another and would like to dispatch the closest appropriate asset possible. To do so, use the Send Dispatch function on the Dropped Pin Card and enter in the asset’s Vehicle ID for “Location to Send” and the closest appropriate asset’s Vehicle ID for “Send this location to the following recipient(s)” or vice versa, depending on your need. See the instructions under Sending a Dispatch for additional information.

How to view the Nearby Assets List:

Number Description
1 Total number of assets located near the selected asset
2 Vehicle ID/Label of nearby assets

Assigned driver (if applicable) is displayed in parenthesis next to the vehicle ID/label.

3 Status and total amount of time in current status
4 Total distance of the nearby asset from the selected asset