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Geo-fence

Geofences are used to define virtual perimeters. The system can control whether an object crossed the geofence border (either "in" or "out"). All these events are logged, so users can obtain geofence reports and receive alerts.

Moreover, you can assign various rules for events to particular geofences. For example, if you need to get speeding alerts only within a certain area (e.g. in city) or route.

Also, by left-clicking the geofence on the map, you can see the number of tracked objects in it.

To access the Geofences tool click the Polygon icon on the map toolbar. Here you can create and import new geofences or edit the existing ones. To display desired geofences on the map simply mark checkboxes.

Geofence types

There are three basic types of geofences available:

  1. Circle – The geographical area with a given center and the shape of a circle with a minimum radius of 20 meters (radius and center of the circle are defined by user).

  2. Polygon – area bounded by an arbitrary polygon with any number of vertices.

  3. Route – allows to create a virtual perimeter between two (or more) points. E.g., it is used in order to ensure that a vehicle doesn’t leave a predetermined route, and if it does, an alarm can be set to inform the interested party.

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How to create a geofence

  1. Locate the desired area on the map. You can use the 'Address search' tool.

  2. Choose the 'Geofences' tool by clicking on the Square icon in the right upper corner of the map.

  3. Point the mouse to the Add geofence button and select the type of the geofence.

  4. Draw a geofence on the map:

    • Circle – move a circle with a mouse, having pressed the center of the circle. To change the size of the circle pull the point on the edge of the circle.

    • Polygon – initially has a form of the correct pentagon, which can be easily and randomly changed. To add new vertices you need to pull the mouse over the center of one of the polygon's sides. To delete a vertex just double-click on it.

    • Route – you need to choose start and endpoints, the system will automatically build a route between them. If you want to add more points to the route, drag the route with the mouse. Next, determine the size of the vicinity.

  5. Specify the name of the geofence and save it. The geofences you created can be edited or deleted.

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Color Your Geofences

You have the possibility to color create geofences for better visualization. It is very helpful in case you have a lot of geofences on the map. So you are able to divide them into groups and distinguish them at a glance. For example, offices may be painted in red, warehouses in blue, and parking in grey.

To change а color of your geofence:

  1. Open a list of geofences

  2. Choose a necessary zone

  3. Click “Edit”

  4. Choose the color you like and you will see how a geofence has changed the color on the map.

  5. Save results.

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Geofences import

In case you need to add a large number of geofences to your account it’s a way quicker to import all of them from a file rather than create manually one by one. You can import geofence data to the system from two types of files:

  • Excel

  • KML (formed with Google Earth or other accounting data systems)

 

Please note that you can only import circle geofences from Excel files.

You can use our File example to import your geofences:

  1. Download the File example.

  2. Add information about your geofences to the file. Make sure your file contains information on the label (name), address, longitude, latitude, and geofence radius.

  3. Upload the edited file to a monitoring service.

  4. If your file has headers - please enable the Use headers from file option.

  5. Press Next.

 

In the opened window, you can check header fields. If everything is correct, click Next.

When preparing a file, we recommend adding header fields in order to ensure correct synchronization. If your file contains header fields, they will be automatically detected. Otherwise, you can specify them manually.

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