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My Places (POI)

:!: Attention! This module is licensed separately and can be not included in your package.

This feature allows marking points of interest on the map. Each place can have its image on the map (an icon). In addition you can add any comments. How many POIs you can create can be known from your account parameters (see User Settings => Account).

To work with POIs, choose My Places in the top menu. Here the list of all created POIs is displayed.

How to Create a New Place

  1. Press the plus button in the top right corner of the panel.
  2. Double-click on a point on the map to mark the place.
  3. In the Create Place dialog enter a name for the place.
  4. Default radius for a place is 100 meters. It can be used for address detection in reports and to display the place on the map.
  5. Tick the Show circle checkbox if you want the place to be displayed on the map as a circle with the specified radius. Below indicate the color for the circle.
  6. Give custom description (optional). Its length is not limited. You can use html tags in descriptions in order to format text or load images from other sites.
  7. Below you see place's coordinates - latitude and longitude. The place coordinates are indicated automatically depending on the point on the map you have clicked. However, they can be corrected manually if necessary.
  8. Attach an image to the place (optional) on the right. To upload an image from your computer, push Upload and select a needed file (PNG, JPG, GIF are allowed). All attached images are automatically resized by 256х256 pixels. To use an image from the standard set, press Image Library.
  9. To save changes, press OK.

Places Management

In the first column of the table tick the places that should be seen on the map. To move to a created place, click on its name in the list. On the map, places can be displayed by their images and/or circles (depending on what is set in place properties) as well as their names. However, if the names are too long, you may want not to show them on the map. Disabling POI names is done in user settings (remove the flag Display POI names on the map).

Place a mouse cursor over a place name on the list or on the map to see related information in a tooltip: enlarged image, name, description, radius, and account name where the place belongs to (if there are several accounts). If the description contained any links to other images, they will be loaded and displayed, too. Example tooltip:

To change place location, push the button . In this case, the place will be highlighted with a red marker. Then double-click on a place where a new location should be and press Save. Press Cancel if you do not want to apply changes.

Another way to change place location is to indicate its new coordinates in Place Properties dialog that is activated by the button . In this dialog one can change also other place settings like name and description or attach a new image.

To remove place, press the Delete button against it and confirm your intention. You can even delete several places at once if you check them and press the Delete button at the heading of the table.

If you have just view access to the account where a place is located, you cannot move, edit or delete this place. That is why the corresponding buttons look different:
impossible to relocate the place,
view place properties (edition is disabled),
impossible to delete the place.

To quickly find a certain place, use the dynamic filter above the list. Begin to input the name of a place and see the results.

The other way to filter geofences can be used if you have access to more than one account. Then in the dropdown list choose account name to display only places belonging to this account. Note that if you have just view rights to an account, you cannot move, edit or delete its POI.

POI can be used in reports as addresses (in the 'Location' column), if POI as address source is checked in report template. See Data in Reports for details.

Import and Export of Places and Geofences

Your POI and geofences can be exported and imported with the help of kml (if compressed – kmz) files. It allows to quickly copy elements from one account to another as well as export them from exterior sources. Besides, in some cases it is possible to make geofences from places and vice versa.

To perform the operation, press the Import/Export button at the top of Geofences or Places panel and choose an option – either import or export.

Import places/geofences from file to an account

If you choose import, then you select a destination account. Remember that you must have manage or edit access to this account. If you have only one (your own) account, it is selected automatically. Then indicate the path to the file (the Browse button) and press Import.

If the import action is performed in My Places panel, after you press the Import button, all appropriate elements will be transmitted from file to the indicated account. However, if the executed file contains any developed geofences (lines, polygons), they will be omitted. Only circle-shaped geofences can be transformed to POI. However, any place can become a circle-shaped geofence, but with this it will lose its image and description, and other geofence properties (address source, ride beginning/end) will be set to defaults. Places with zero radius will acquire default radius - 100m. Geofences with control points are imported together with control points.

If the import action is performed in Geofences panel, after you press the Import button, the file will be processed on the server, and the list of found elements will be displayed. Check needed geofences and press OK. New geofences will be copied to the selected destination account.

The caption The file has been imported means that the operation was completed successfully. You can check the result by choosing the appropriate account in the filter. If the import failed, you get the warning message The file has been imported with errors.

After that you can select more files to import places or close the window. New objects will appear on the panel where the import operation was performed.

Export places/geofences to file

To export POI, press the Import/Export button and choose the export option. Then the list of all places or geofences (depending on panel where you perform export) available to the current user will be displayed regardless their native account or applied filter. Check elements you want to export. By default, elements which are selected to be displayed on the map are already selected.

Optionally you can enter file name and compress file as kmz. After that, press OK and save the file.

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