How to create and manage geofences

In this guide, we will show you how to create and manage geofences. You can use geofences to generate alerts based on events.

Creating geofences

In your Vehicle Tracker application, go to the Geofence panel. If you don’t see the Geofence panel, go to Workspace and select the [default] view.

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You can learn more about workspaces here.

To add a new geofence, click on + Circle button or select a type of geofence with the option  and define a New Polygon or even route geofences selecting New Route.

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You can draw the geofence directly on the map to the left of the screen, and at the same time, define a Name and a Description (optional) for our new geofence. Route geofences snap to roads and make planning accurate and easy - learn more here.

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Add the new geofence into a Group by clicking on + Group.

Type a Group name and select Pin to Map if you want to see all geofences of that group on the screen at all times.

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Click on Save when you're done.

Now your new geofence and group are created.

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Edit a geofence

To make modifications on a geofence, right-click on the geofence name in the Geofence panel.

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Now you can edit the geofence properties or even change it on the map.

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Save the changes when done.

Edit a geofence group

To make modifications on a geofence group, right-click on the group name in the Geofence panel.

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  • Use in geocoding: this option enables using the geofence group as a geocoder of the application.

Read more about how to change the geocoder in an application.

  • Pin to Map: this option keeps the group of geofences visible on the map at all times.

Create an event rule for geofence alerts

You can use your geofence group now on Event Rules.

For example, you can create email or SMS alerts based on geofences. To do so, follow this guide