How to use route geofences

The route geofence allows for the creation of a virtual perimeter between two points. It can be 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.

Application Configuration

Enable the following Privilege in the VehicleTracker application.

  1. Login to SiteAdmin
  2. Go to the Applications tab and click on the Application you want to edit
  3. Enable the privilege _EditRouteGeofence
  4. Click on Save

Two ways of creating route geofences

Using the Geofence menu

Enable first the Geofence panel if not yet visible on the screen.

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Click on the dropdown menu and select + Route.

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  • Drawing route geofence features
    • Snap to road, taking into account one-way streets and turning restrictions
    • The Shortest travel time between points is automatically chosen
    • Constantly updated street data (OSM planet data)
    • Map independent
  • Mouse controls while drawing
  1. Click to add a point to the route geofence
  2. Backspace to remove the last added point
  3. Double click to end drawing
  • Mouse controls while editing
  1. Left-click on a vertex edge (large square) and move it to a new position
  2. Left-click in the middle of a vertex (small square) to add a point
  3. Right-click on a vertex edge (large square) to remove the point 

Creating Route Geofences from Tracks and Trips

The second way to create a route geofence is by right-clicking on a track into the Tracks panel. This way you could use an existent track to use it as your new geofence.

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Once the geofence is created it can be edited as describes above in the mouse controls while editing section.

Assign your new route to a group

After creating your new geofence, add it to a group.

You can use an existant group or create a new one to store more new route geofences.

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Now your new route geofence a group are both created and ready to be used, for example, with event rules.

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