Native Map

Native Map is an in-house map service based on OSM data. This means it supports the whole planet. Using OSM data gives a lot of advantages. For instance, giving the possibility to everyone to contribute and update map data. You can create an account in OSM website and contribute your neighbourhood map. All updates are pulled from OSM servers on a daily basis.

Setup

  1. Login to SiteAdmin and navigate to Plugins
  2. Click on Get More Plugins and install CoreMap
  3. Click on Get More Plugins and install MapClient
  4. If you don’t have it yet installed, install also the Points of Interest plugin (it is required for geocoding services).
  5. In SiteAdmin, navigate to Applications and click in the application name where you want to add Native Map to enter in the application properties.
  6. Under Geocoding enable Geocoder > GpsGate.
  7. Under Privileges and Features enable Maps > _UseMapPlugin > Native map
  8. Click on Save at the bottom of the page, to save your application configuration.

If you use legacy licenses

If you use legacy licenses, you'll additionally need to enter the Service Account key (having a key is not necessary if you use pay-as-you-go model).

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a GpsGate Map client API key by emailing support@gpsgate.com. Please supply the hostname or IP address of the server(s) that will use the API key.
  2. In SiteAdmin, navigate to Settings and click on Service Account
  3. Enter the API key provided by GpsGate Support
  4. Click Save

 

Selecting Native Map in the Vehicle Tracker application

To select Native Map as your default map for your application:

1. Select Maps > Native Map

 

2. Save your Workspace in Workspace > Save/Save As to keep the changes

  • Note: If you only have Native Map as your map choice for your application, that's the one will be displayed by default. In that case you won't need to make a selection.

Selecting Native Map in the Mobile Apps

To select Native Map as your default map for the Fleet Apps:

1. Go to Settings

2. Select Maps

3. Select Native Map

  • Note: If you only have Native Map as your map choice for your application, that's the one will be displayed by default. In that case you won't need to make a selection.

About OSM (OpenStreetMap)

OpenStreetMap is an open source map data service created by users all around the world.

“OpenStreetMap powers map data on thousands of websites, mobile apps, and hardware devices. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.”

As a “mapper” you can improve the speed data for your area, read more at https://www.openstreetmap.org/about