How do I define what is trip and what is idle? Trip Definition

The trip definition allows defining in which situations the vehicle will be considered as running or idling.

The definition generates fatpoints (points on the map where the vehicle is considered as idle) based on different inputs rather than the default GPS Movement. Default fatpoints are being displayed on the map when the track of the vehicle is displayed, and the idle at least 120 seconds (for the representation on the map, this default value can be changed on track settings).


The vehicle idle is calculated based on the selected trip definition type in the device mapper (by default this value is based on GPS Movement).

Read how to change the trip definition here.

The Trip definition can also be created using Device Mapper Scripts, for example, returning a boolean variable, and select it as the trip definition. First create the script, then select it as a Device Input. In this way, you can create more complex algorithms for what is a trip and what is idle.

All features in GpsGate which use trips and idle will now consider this feature, for instance, reports and tracks that are drawn on the map.

Trip View feature

The trip View feature, offers a practical and visual way to observe individual trips on the map.
Read more about the trip view feature here.

The same types of devices with different Trip Definitions?

You can create new Device Types under Site Admin > Devices > Types

You can read more about how to set new device types in this guide.