Displaying vehicles on the map

In GpsGate, the "Position marker type" are the various symbols used to show where a vehicle is on a map, like arrows, dots, or custom symbols. You can choose between two options: Icon or Status.

This article will give you an overview of these options and provide the corresponding setup guides.

1. Position marker type: Icon 

2. Position marker type: Status

3. Vehicle Label 

4. Status indicator vs Position marker

5. Examples

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1. Position marker type: Icon 

The vehicle position will be represented on the map with the Icon set.  This can be modified according to your preference or you can even import your custom icons. 

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Find out how to set the Position marker type: Icon 

2. Position marker type: Status

The "Position marker Status" will show the current status of the vehicle. Depending on each vehicle's current condition, it can display various statuses. There are 2 other subcategories under the Position marker Status: Motion or Icon Sets. 

The "Position marker Motion" indicates the ignition and speed conditions of the vehicle.

mceclip0.pngPosition marker Icon Sets represent the customized conditions for the status. This can be based on any input from the device. 

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For example, if Car 2 reported a temperature over 50, therefore the position marker will convert to the Red Extinguisher Icon. If the temperature will drop, the icon will return to default. 

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Status Indicator:

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The same Icon Sets can be employed for both the Position marker and the Status indicator, based on the same conditions.  For example the Car 2 with both options:

Device Setup :

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Vehicle status panel:

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Find out step by step how to use Icon Sets.

3. Vehicle Label 

Labels enable you to choose both a color and a straightforward icon for your vehicle. These options can be configured by editing the vehicle within the Markers section.

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4. Status indicator vs Position marker

Note the difference between the different elements of this configuration:

  • Label color: shows on the left side of the marker label
  • Label icon: shows on the left side of the marker label (1)
  • Status indicator(s): displays to the right of the label text (2)
  • Position marker: displays the current vehicle location (3)


By default, the position marker uses the motion icon set to show whether the vehicle is moving, idling, parked, or offline.

5. More examples of Status indicator and Position Marker: 

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You can also customize the marker attributes that display when you click on the marker label. For more information, visit the marker attributes article.