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    The Map Toolbar provides options to interact with your vehicle activity through dropping a pin, trails, landmarks, clusters, traffic, and more.

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Map Basics

The Map provides a visual representation of vehicle activity and landmarks. The Map Toolbar and Navigation Bar allow you to turn on or off various mapping preferences as you interact with your vehicles and landmarks.

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How accurate is GPS technology?

Question: I noticed that the history trail of one of my vehicles follows the road with great accuracy until it enters a heavy tree covered area, at which point it begins to slightly deviate from the road. Although I can see that the route generally follows the shape of the road, it does so with…
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Using the 2D Live Map

The 2D Live map shows live updates of all vehicles. Live updating means that individual vehicle locations/statuses refresh as they occur. Other 2D map options show collective updates when the entire map refreshes (usually every 10-15 seconds). Although the portal interface has been updated since this video was recorded, the process has not changed.

Using the 2D Current Map

The 2D Current map shows current status of all vehicles or a selected vehicle group (current point only, 5 minute trail, 15 minute trail, 30 minute trail, full-day trail, or full-day trail with stops). Options include cluster toggle, traffic toggle, center, map view, and satellite view. View landmarks on the map and/or create new ones.…

Using the 2D History Map

The 2D History map shows single-vehicle history with animation. Date choices include today, yesterday, week to-date, the past 7 days, month to-date, the past 30 days, or a custom range (no more than 31 days at a time). Using the date selector: Click a selected day (one at a time) to clear it from the…

Using the 3D Current Map

The 3D Current map shows current status of all vehicles or a selected vehicle group (current point only, 5 minute trail, 15 minute trail, 30 minute trail, full-day trail, or full-day trail with stops). Although the portal interface has been updated since this video was recorded, the process has not changed.

Using the 3D History Map

The 3D History map shows multiple-vehicle history with animation. Date choices include today, yesterday, week to-date, the past 7 days, month to-date, the past 30 days, or a custom range (no more than 31 days at a time). Display choices include all points, all inputs, all stops, stops more than 5 min, stops more than…

Adding a Google Earth Overlay

Google Earth overlays allow you to add your own images on top of the regular, 3D maps. Although the portal interface has been updated since this video was recorded, the process has not changed.

Using Vehicles on the Map Dashboard

From the Map Dashboard, click the Vehicles menu item to open the Vehicles tab. All of your vehicles and their color-coded statuses are listed on this tab. When you click on a vehicle from the list or when you click on a vehicle from the map, the Vehicle Card appears, which shows you the duration…

Using the Map Dashboard

The Map Dashboard is a special type of dashboard that transforms your workspace to a single 2D map with quick access to management of vehicles, landmarks, and messaging. The Map provides several toolbar options that you can turn on / turn off to suit your needs.

Using Landmarks on the Map Dashboard

From the Map Dashboard, click the Landmarks menu item to open the Landmarks tab. All of your landmarks are listed on this tab. When you click on a landmark from the list or when you click on a landmark from the map, the Landmark Card appears, which shows you the radius and latitude / longitude.…

Using Messaging on the Map Dashboard

The Map Dashboard allows you to send and receive messages to / from a vehicle / driver via SMS (not email). The driver or vehicle must have an SMS number set under the driver’s or vehicle’s profile. SMS messages sent from the Map Dashboard are delivered to a driver’s mobile device via 477-477 (GPSGPS). Any messages replied…

Deep Dives

How accurate is GPS technology?

Question: I noticed that the history trail of one of my vehicles follows the road with great accuracy until it enters a heavy tree covered area, at which point it begins to slightly deviate from the road. Although I can see that the route generally follows the shape of the road, it does so with…

Why does my map dashlet always show Kansas?

Question: Every time I log into my portal account, why is my map dashlet always centered on the state of Kansas? My company is nowhere near Kansas. The default location of the map dashlet is the geographical center of the contiguous United States. As soon as you have vehicles installed and registered in your account,…
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Videos

Using the 2D Live Map

The 2D Live map shows live updates of all vehicles. Live updating means that individual vehicle locations/statuses refresh as they occur. Other 2D map options show collective updates when the entire map refreshes (usually every 10-15 seconds). Although the portal interface has been updated since this video was recorded, the process has not changed.

Using the 2D Current Map

The 2D Current map shows current status of all vehicles or a selected vehicle group (current point only, 5 minute trail, 15 minute trail, 30 minute trail, full-day trail, or full-day trail with stops). Options include cluster toggle, traffic toggle, center, map view, and satellite view. View landmarks on the map and/or create new ones.…

Using the 2D History Map

The 2D History map shows single-vehicle history with animation. Date choices include today, yesterday, week to-date, the past 7 days, month to-date, the past 30 days, or a custom range (no more than 31 days at a time). Using the date selector: Click a selected day (one at a time) to clear it from the…

Using the 3D Current Map

The 3D Current map shows current status of all vehicles or a selected vehicle group (current point only, 5 minute trail, 15 minute trail, 30 minute trail, full-day trail, or full-day trail with stops). Although the portal interface has been updated since this video was recorded, the process has not changed.

Using the 3D History Map

The 3D History map shows multiple-vehicle history with animation. Date choices include today, yesterday, week to-date, the past 7 days, month to-date, the past 30 days, or a custom range (no more than 31 days at a time). Display choices include all points, all inputs, all stops, stops more than 5 min, stops more than…

Adding a Google Earth Overlay

Google Earth overlays allow you to add your own images on top of the regular, 3D maps. Although the portal interface has been updated since this video was recorded, the process has not changed.

Using Vehicles on the Map Dashboard

From the Map Dashboard, click the Vehicles menu item to open the Vehicles tab. All of your vehicles and their color-coded statuses are listed on this tab. When you click on a vehicle from the list or when you click on a vehicle from the map, the Vehicle Card appears, which shows you the duration…

Using the Map Dashboard

The Map Dashboard is a special type of dashboard that transforms your workspace to a single 2D map with quick access to management of vehicles, landmarks, and messaging. The Map provides several toolbar options that you can turn on / turn off to suit your needs.

Using Landmarks on the Map Dashboard

From the Map Dashboard, click the Landmarks menu item to open the Landmarks tab. All of your landmarks are listed on this tab. When you click on a landmark from the list or when you click on a landmark from the map, the Landmark Card appears, which shows you the radius and latitude / longitude.…

Using Messaging on the Map Dashboard

The Map Dashboard allows you to send and receive messages to / from a vehicle / driver via SMS (not email). The driver or vehicle must have an SMS number set under the driver’s or vehicle’s profile. SMS messages sent from the Map Dashboard are delivered to a driver’s mobile device via 477-477 (GPSGPS). Any messages replied…

Deep Dives

How accurate is GPS technology?

Question: I noticed that the history trail of one of my vehicles follows the road with great accuracy until it enters a heavy tree covered area, at which point it begins to slightly deviate from the road. Although I can see that the route generally follows the shape of the road, it does so with…

Why does my map dashlet always show Kansas?

Question: Every time I log into my portal account, why is my map dashlet always centered on the state of Kansas? My company is nowhere near Kansas. The default location of the map dashlet is the geographical center of the contiguous United States. As soon as you have vehicles installed and registered in your account,…