Map View and Tools

Map View is the primary viewing option for most of the application’s modules, and shows assets’ reported positions, along with any Places, Geofences, and/or Journeys, plotted on a map interface. The Map View has a number of options for customization, and a number of tools to help users interact with their assets’ reported positions.

Map Modes

There are two primary map modes, Live Mode and HIstory Mode, which give users the ability to toggle between viewing the most current data and viewing specific ranges of previously reported data. Each of the map modes will have an indicator box to tell users which mode they’re viewing and allow them to jump to the other mode.

Map Tools

The Map Tools bar will display on any Map View interface unless it is hidden by the user.

Zoom Options

Zoom in/out buttons work as they normally do on all map interfaces. Zoom to Region requires users to click on it and then use their cursor to click and drag a box over the region to which they wish to zoom. Reveal All is a special zoom setting that zooms the map to include all assets in the visible area.

Ruler

Once activated, the Ruler tool shows users the distance (in default units) between any two points of any segments the user draws. Users can drag the positions after they’ve been placed and the distances will update automatically.

Show Your Location

If a user has given the browser and application permission to use the location of the user’s device, it will display the user’s current position on the map.

Get Route

Shortcut to opening the Get Route feature from the Asset interactivity options. For more information, see the Get Route feature article here.

Layers

The Layers button opens a drop-down menu that allows users to toggle on or off the various Map Layer options included with or installed on their account. Any checked Map Layers will be displayed as an overlay on the map interface.

Map

The Map button opens a drop-down menu that allows users to toggle between the different map tile themes and change the appearance of the base layer.

Legend

Opens the portal’s icon legend.