Native Map is an in-house map service based on OSM (Open Street Map) data. It supports the whole planet and also gives all users the possibility to contribute and update map data. All updates are pulled from OSM servers on a daily basis, so the native map is always as accurate as possible.
To choose Native Map, follow the guide how to select a map for your application.
Themes give you the option of a standard theme (what you’re used to) or a low contrast theme.
We’ve optimized the low contrast theme for geofences, tracks, and similar data. It's much easier to spot your fleet data on the map with a subtler color scheme (see below for a comparison).
|Standard theme||Low Contrast theme|
Using GpsGate as a geocoder
GpsGate is the default geocoder of the server but not the only one available.
If you're using a different geocoder and want to select GpsGate as a geocoder of an application, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to your application properties.
2. Under Localization -> Geocoder, enable GpsGate
3. Click on Save at the bottom of the page, to save your application configuration.
Selecting Native Map
To select Native Map as your default map for your application:
1. Select Map > Native Map
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 the pay-as-you-go model).
To do so, follow these steps:
1. Obtain a GpsGate Map client API key by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please supply the hostname or IP address of the server(s) that will use the API key.
2. In Site Admin, navigate to Settings and click on Service Account
3. Enter the API key provided by GpsGate Support
4. Click on Save
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