Depot Administration

Up to four tabs are available on the Administration page:

  • Access rights — here you can manage user access rights to this depot;
  • Route groups — here you can create and edit route groups;
  • Depot settings — here you can change the depot settings.
  • Locator — creation of the locator links.

Access Rights

After the depot is activated, access rights to it can be granted to other users. To do it, activate the depot in the line next to the name of the required user and click Save. For a quick user search, there is the dynamic filter above the list.

Below is the list of NimBus access rights.

To depots:

  • Admin — administrator rights. Allows to distribute access rights, manage route groups, change depot settings.
  • Patterns — allows to manage the operation patterns of the schedules.

To stops:

  • Create stops;
  • Edit stops;
  • Delete stops.

Access rights to stops do not depend on each other and can be granted in any combination. :!: The right to view the stops is not distributed as it is always granted by default.

To routes:

  • View routes. This right is required to correctly apply any of the rights mentioned below.
  • Create, edit, delete routes.
  • Bind units. This right allows to bind the units to the routes and schedules. This right exists independently from the previous and subsequent rights.
  • Rides. This right enables the page of rides on which it is possible to assign, replace or unassign the units, as well as cancel and restore the rides.
  • Online. This right enables the corresponding page, which allows to monitor routes online, receive notifications and execute reports.

By default, the rights are granted to all depot routes. However, they can be limited to a single route group. To do so, select it in the Groups column.

The work of the system of rights has some features:

  1. At the moment of a depot activation (only the initial one), the user-creator of the account to which the depot belongs, automatically receives full access rights.
  2. At the same time, the current user automatically receives administrator rights.
  3. The rights received automatically can be changed afterwards.
  4. A user with administrator rights cannot have access to routes constricted to a group.
  5. The top-level user always has administrator rights to a lower-level depot, and cannot be denied these rights.

When you activate an access right that is impossible without some other, this latter is activated automatically. In that way, for example, the access right Rides automatically enables the right to view routes, and Bind units — the access right to view routes and to create, edit and delete them.

:!: Attention! For the information in NimBus to be displayed correctly, the user should have View item and its basic properties access right to the units. This refers to the units mentioned in the route properties, rides planning interface, online monitoring, notifications and reports.
If the user does not have enough rights to a unit or the unit has been removed from Wialon, the Unknown unit caption will be displayed instead of its name.

Route Groups

Route groups are designed to restrict the list of routes available to users. This allows to organize the work of users so that each of them is responsible for their own set of routes.

:!: The Route groups tab has the following design:

To the left is the list of route groups. Clicking on the group opens detailed information about it in the right part of the window: name, list of routes by transport type, list of users who have access to the group.

Above the list of groups is the dynamic search.

To create a new route group, click the Create route group button (). In the appeared dialog window, type its name (it should be unique within the depot) and select the routes that should be included in it.

To select, move the required routes from the left list to the right one, using double clicks or the button which appears at the end of the line with the route when you hover the mouse over it. For the convenience of finding the required routes you can use filtering by the type of transport in the lower left part of the dialog and the dynamic filter above the list. To delete a route from the list on the right, use the button which appears at the end of the line with the route when you mouse over it (). One route can be included in any number of groups. To finish, click Save. To cancel the changes, press Cancel.

The groups of the routes can be edited and deleted. To do so, select the required route on the Route groups tab on the left and use the Edit or Delete buttons. The dialog window for route groups editing is identical to the dialog for creating them.

On the Access rights tab, a new route group is available to all the users of the depot in which it was created.

:!: When granting access rights to other users, the selection of the route group is available only if the Admin and Patterns access rights are disabled for them.

Depot Settings

Here you can specify the time zone to which the depot belongs, the daylight saving time period (if applicable) and ride activation time.

Locator

Information on the way of passing of depot routes, stops and the upcoming transport can be available to unauthorized users (for example, passengers) using the link.

To work with such links to the depot contents, there is the Locator tab on the Administration page for users who have full access to the depot.

To create a new link, click on the Generate link button located in the upper right corner of the window. Enter its name in the Title field, select the route group to which the locator should be linked and press Save. The link is created for the depot that is currently selected in the user settings. The stops that are not involved with any route, switched off routes and routes that do not have any schedules are not included in the information contained in the link.

In the table, links are displayed in chronological order from the first one created (on top) to the last one (at the bottom). For each link in the table, in addition to it, you can view its header, time of last usage and number of visits. Moreover, at the end of the line with the link there are buttons for its editing, copying to the clipboard and deleting.

Locator interface

Click on a link created in NimBus to open the map of the locator with the stops and units displayed on it. The language of the locator’s interface depends on the language of the browser.

OpenStreetMap is used as a map basis. Its scale is initially selected so that all the stops that exist in the depot are within the field of view. The scale of the map can be changed using the “+” and “-” buttons in the lower right corner or the scroll wheel of the mouse. If positioning is allowed in the browser settings, clicking on the button centers the map on the user’s current location ().

In the upper left corner of the locator there is a search which works by stops or routes, depending on the option selected under the input field.

To search for the required stop, select the Stops option (the selection line appears when the cursor is positioned in the filter field) and enter its name or part of the name in the input field. The list below shows all the stops that correspond to the entered filter by name.

Click on a stop in the list to open it on the map. The information about the routes in which the stop is used is displayed below.

Click on a line with a route to open the list of the stops it is composed of and the trace of the route itself on the map. Next to the name of each stop, the time of arrival of the nearest and forthcoming transport is displayed. The same information is contained in the stop tooltip if you click on it in the list or on the map.

The time of arrival is calculated in the following ways:

  1. If none of the stops of the route have been visited, the arrival time is indicated in accordance with the schedule.
  2. If there are visited stops on the route, the arrival time is calculated in accordance with the scheme “Arrival time = Scheduled time of arrival + Deviation”. The deviation is the difference between the planned and actual time of arrival at the last visited stop.
  3. If the unit has not left for the route and the time of visiting some of the stops has already passed, the arrival time is indicated as less than a minute (< 1).

To minimize the list of route stops, click on the button. The button closes the menu with information about the route, and clears the line of the route from the map.

The search in the route mode is carried out by name and number. The found routes are grouped in the list by the type of transport. Other than that, the work of the search menu is similar to the stops search.

If you click on a stop marker on the map, the name of the stop and its address are displayed in the menu under the search bar, as well as the list of all the transport routes to which it belongs.

If you click on the unit's tooltip, on the map and in the menu under the search bar the route by which the unit is moving is shown. The scale of the map does not change in this case.

Display of elements in the locator

The principles of displaying the elements on the map of the locator are described below.

  • The units that are moving in real time are displayed on the map. The data is updated every 3 seconds.
  • The units that have not sent any data for 10 minutes are not displayed.
  • On the five closest scales of the map, besides the unit icons, the route numbers that they follow are shown.
  • On the four closest scales, the icons of the adjacent stops are not overlapped, that is, each stop is shown separately.
  • On the three most detailed scales, in addition to the icons of the stops their names are displayed.
  • When viewing the route, only those vehicles that follow it are displayed.
  • When viewing the stop on the map, only the vehicles that participate in the routes that run through it are shown.
  • If the locator is linked to a group of routes, the map displays only the routes that belong to this group, as well as their units and stops.
  • If the route group to which the locator is linked is deleted, unavailable or 'empty', the map of the locator opens, but the elements on it are missing.
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