Monitoring

Unit tracking includes:

  • detecting unit position and watching its motion;
  • unit management(sending messages, assigning jobs and drivers, adjusting notifications, etc.);
  • supervising unit parameters such as speed, fuel level, temperature, voltage, etc.;
  • interpreting information derived from the unit.

The results of monitoring can be presented on the computer screen as well as exported to structured reports in different formats.

Monitoring Panel

Tracking is performed in the main window. In the work area open the Monitoring panel. There the work list of the units being controlled at the moment is displayed. These can be either all units available to the current user or just some of them. Units can be easily added and removed from the work list which does not lead to their removal from the system. See Work list management.

Near the name of each unit there are a number of buttons and signs which allow to estimate unit state or perform an action over it. The choice of signs and buttons to be displayed is customizable and made in User Settings => Monitoring Panel. The same columns can be also used to sort units in the work list. See also Icons Explanation.

Unit Info Tip

Hover the mouse pointer over the unit to see detailed information about unit current state in a popup info tip. Information to be displayed in the tip is selected in user settings.

For example, a unit info tip can look like this:

The first line of unit info tip always presents unit's name and last messages time (in blue, on the right). Below you see position (in black), speed of movement (green), and altitude over see level (black) if those parameters are chosen to be shown. Other lines of unit info tip have their own titles (in grey).

Tracking Units

To see a unit on the map, click on its name in the work list. The map will be centered on this unit, and current map zoom will remain the same. Move and zoom the map according to your needs. The ways to manipulate the map are described above.

Only units checked in the first column of the table are displayed on the map. To display all units from the work list, mark a check box in the left top corner of the table. Unmark this check box to remove unit icons from the map.

However, if the option Show unit icons at map borders is selected in user settings, in case a unit gets out of view, its icon is displayed by map border. Click on such an icon to move to the unit on the map.

The units marked in the first column are seen on the map if only the map is positioned and zoomed in such a way that these units get in sight. However, you can watch a unit constantly if checking the box Track unit . Units marked in this column are always seen on the map. If such a unit gets out of view, the map automatically centers at this unit each time when a new message comes.

Tracking on Minimap

You can use minimap for tracking. This is an additional window of medium size which opens in the right bottom corner of the map. Only one unit can be dis[played on this map. Position and scale of the minimap can be different from the main map. So, you can simultaneously track a unit on the minimap and manipulate the main map in different ways - track other units, create geofences, generate reports, etc. At that, the selected unit is always in sight on the minimap, and its position is refreshed automatically with each new message.

To open the minimap, press the special button at the right edge of the window. The minimap has two modes and two functions correspondingly: navigation through the main map and tracking a unit. The navigational function was described below. To track a unit on the minimap, click on it on the main map. The minimap itself can be open before or after clicking on a unit.

In the tracking mode, the minimap cannot be moved – it is centered automatically by unit last location. However, you can adjust the zoom level using +/- in the top left hand corner of the minimap. Above there is a button to switch between the modes (navigation and tracking).

The tracked unit must be checked in the first column of the monitoring list. Otherwise, if you disable this flag, the unit will disappear both from the main map and from the minimap, and the minimap will automatically switch to the navigational mode.

On the minimap a unit is represented by its icon and its name (or driver's name). Motion state signs, trace from last messages, and sensor-based colours are not available. If you hover the mouse cursor over the unit, you can see unit info tip with the newest information about the unit.

Regardless map source chosen for the main map, the minimap displays WebGIS only.

Unit Presentation on Map

By default, units on the map are displayed with icons assigned to them and their names. Icons for units can be selected from a standard set, for example , or you can load your own image. See the dialog Unit Properties => Icon. Unit icon can be rotated on the map according to course (movement direction). This feature is also defined in unit properties.

Alternatives for Icons

Unit icons can be replaced with motion state signs:

  • yellow circle - the unit is not moving but the engine is on;
  • red square - the unit is not moving, and the engine is off (if the unit has ignition sensor);
  • green arrow - the unit is moving, and arrow's direction shows movement direction.

This option is called Replace unit icons with motion state signs and set in User Settings.

Besides, the colors of these icons (arrow, square, circle) can be different and dependent on a sensor value. This functionality is adjusted in Unit Properties => Advanced (Sensor color in the Monitoring panel). In other words, the shape of the icon is defined by state (if standing - square, if moving - arrow), and the color depends on sensor value (intervals and colors are adjusted in unit properties).

Alternatives for Names

Unit names can be:

  • disabled – use the button in the ground panel;
  • replaced with drivers' names – turn on the option Replace unit names with drivers' names in User Settings.

Other Markings

If a unit is currently in motion, a green arrow shows movement direction, and the unit can be followed by a blue 'tail' (trace) which shows unit track for several latest messages. If the unit is stationary (according to the last message), this arrow is not shown. If there was no motion within several latest messages, the trace is not shown (or the page has been just loaded). Trace default length is 5 messages, however, it can be changed together with trace width and color in User Settings.

Both direction arrows and traces can be disabled. To do this, use the appropriate buttons in the ground panel:

- hide/show unit traces;
- hide/show unit movement directions.

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