USER MANUAL GPS-TRACKING-PLATFORM

Simple, affordable, and effective GPS tracking system.

1 Getting started

  • Visit the login page.
  • Enter your login details.
  • Select desktop or mobile version.
  • If you have forgotten your password, request a new one.

 

2 Workspace overview

After login, you will be redirected to the main page. The main page allows to access the most common tracking features and settings, monitor object location on the map, get detailed information: speed, coordinates, address, movement history, events, reports, and more.

 

  1. Top panel – this panel provides access to Help, Settings, Show point, Search address, Reports, Logbook, Object control and etc.
  2. User account panel – this panel provides access to Language selection, My account, Mobile version and Log out.
  3. Left panel – this panel provides access to Object list, Events, Places (Markers, Routes, and Zones), and History.
  4. Object details panel – all important information about the selected object is shown in this panel: current location, sensors, services, etc.
  5. Map controls
  • Map zoom control – changes map zoom level.
  • Objects – enable/disable object visibility.
  • Labels – enable/disable object labels.
  • Markers – enable/disable marker visibility.
  • Routes – enable/disable route visibility.
  • Zones – enable/disable zone visibility.
  • Clusters – a useful feature for those who have a large number of objects and markers. Clusters split markers and objects into groups, which according to map zoom level will reveal content inside of it.
  • Fit objects on the map – set map zoom level to fit all objects.
  • Ruler – measures the distance between points.
  • Measure area – measures area.
  • Route controls – enable/disable loaded history route features.
  • Print – print the current map view.
  1. Map view control – allows you to control the display of attributes on the map. Show/hide: objects, routes, stops, calibrate route, etc.

 

  1. History panel – panel which provides access to history and detailed route information, together with exporting tools.
  2. Maps – allows changing currently used maps: OSM, Google, Mapbox, or any other custom TMS or WMS maps.
  3. Object details – the most important information about the selected object is shown in this popup: current location, sensors, services, etc.

2.1 Top panel

The top panel is used to quickly access sections (Settings, Reports and Object control, Chat, and others).

  • About – allows you to check which version of the software you are currently using.
  • Settings – settings menu allows us to add new objects, events, etc.
  • Show point – focus map on entered coordinates.
  • Search address – helpful and easy to use tool for searching address on the map.
  • Reports – allows us to create various reports.
  • RFID and iButton logbook – review RFID and iButton activity.
  • Object control – allows sending SMS and GPRS commands to the GPS device.

2.2 Left panel

Objects list tab allows us to view available objects, find them on a map, view object route history, and edit object settings.

  • Objects tab – view current objects status.
  • Events tab – history of events can be viewed (overspending, entering or leaving zones, etc.).
  • Places tab – allows to create, edit and delete zones and markers.
  • History tab – view history, create reports, export them to various formats, etc.
  • Search – allows us to find objects by name.
  • Reload – reloads objects list.
  • Add object – allows adding a new object.
  • Visibility checkbox – turns on or off the object’s visibility on the map.
  • Follow checkbox – centers marked object in the middle of the screen every time the GPS device has refreshed its position, if multiple objects selected – map zooms the way that all of them remain visible.
  • Object information – object name, date, and time of last received location.
  • Speed indicator – shows current object speed.
  • Ignition (ACC) indicator – shows the ignition state. Ignition (ACC) sensors should be configured to use this feature.
  • GPRS indicator – shows GPRS and GPS status.
  • Grey icon – no GPRS and GPS.
  • Orange icon – no GPS signal.
  • Green icon – GPRS and GPS are OK.
  • Quick access – allows us to see object history, control objects using commands, and edit object settings.

2.3 Object details panel

This panel allows viewing more details about the selected object. The panel only appears if the Objects, Events, or History tab is selected in the left panel.

  • Altitude – object height over sea level.
  • Angle – current object angle (0 – 360° clockwise movement).
  • Nearest zone – distance from the current point to the nearest created zone.
  • Odometer – object odometer readings.
  • Plate – predefined object plate number.
  • Position – coordinates of current object location.

2.4 Account panel

In the account panel, you can change the interface language, see logged user e-mail (click to edit user details), switch to mobile version, and exit the system using the logout button.

2.5 Bottom panel

The bottom panel displays the history graph and location messages table.

To remove multiple objects do next:

  • Mark objects by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected objects.

2.6 Map

The map shows the GPS tracker location. To see more details about the object, such as an address, speed, altitude, angle, time, and more, click on the object in the object list panel.

2.7 Map context menu

Press the right mouse button on the map to access the context menu.

The route to the point – calculates the fastest route from the current object location to the selected point. To use this feature, the object must be selected in the left panel. A calculated route later can be used to trigger events.

Note: feature uses free external service, which sometimes might be overloaded and will give no response, during that time route to point feature won’t work. It might take some time to start working again.

New marker – place a new marker in the selected place.
New route – draw the route.
New zone – draw zone.

3 Objects

Object – person, vehicle, or some kind of thing that sends information about its location using the GPS device.

The object section is located in the left panel.

3.1 Objects list panel

This panel allows us to find object location on map, view history, and send commands.

Select the object name to see its position on the map.

3.2 History

The history section allows us to see object history at a chosen time. Click the object options icon as shown below.

To load history do next:

  • In the left panel, Objects tab, press the options icon.
  • Hover mouse on,
  • Show a history menu item,
  • Choose the history period.

After the history period selection object route will appear. Select any point to get object details.

Object – object name.

Event – event name.

Address – address at the selected point.

Position – object coordinates.

Altitude – object height above sea level.

Angle – object moving direction.

Came – shows when object parked.

Left – shows when the object is moving again.

Duration – the period when the object didn’t move, was parked.

Speed – object speed at the selected point.

Time – object date and time at the selected point.

3.3 Follow

This section allows monitoring chosen objects separately from others. It is possible to monitor objects in the same web browser window (an additional block will appear) or open monitoring in a new window.

To follow the chosen object do next:

In the left panel Objects tab press the options icon.

Choose the Follow menu item.

A new monitoring window will appear.

4 Events

Events are used to simplify object monitoring. They inform you about breaking rules like over speeding and when an object leaves or enters the selected zone.

4.1 Events block shows

Time – the time when the event was detected.

Object name – object assigned to the event.

Event – predefined event name.

5 Places

This section allows us to mark important places on the map, create routes, and draw zones. Routes and zones can be used in events to control object movement and reports to get detailed information about a particular object. For example, when a car or cargo arrives at the desired point, you can get a notification e-mail or a short text message (SMS).

All places entries can be assigned to a group, imported, exported, and deleted. Use buttons Groups, Import, Export, Delete.

Markers – allows us to create new and see all available markers.

Routes – create routes, can be used in events to control entrance and exit from the predefined route.

Zones – allows to create new and see all available zones, can be used in events to control entrance and exit from the predefined zone.

Search – search places by name.

Reload entries.

Create entry.

Groups.

Import – import markers, routes, or zones. Supported file types for import: CSV, PLC, KML

Export – export markers, routes, or zones.

Delete entries – removes all entries.

Visibility checkbox – turns on or off places visibility on the map.

Zone color or marker icon – the color of zone polygon or resized marker icon.

Place name – zone or marker name.

Edit – edit zone or marker.

Delete – delete chosen zone or marker.

5.1 Import places

Markers, routes, and zones can be imported using CSV, PLC, and KML files.

To import markers, routes or zones do next:

In the left panel click on the Places tab.

Choose the appropriate subsection.

Click/import button.

Choose files for data import.

5.2 Markers

Markers allow us to mark different map locations by placing icons on the map.

5.2.1 Add marker

To place a marker on the map do next:

  • In the left panel click on the Places tab.
  • Choose the Markers section.
  • Click the add marker button.
  • The marker properties window will appear.

Also, custom images can be used.

  • Fill in the name and description (if necessary).
  • Choose icon.
  • Click the left mouse button on the desired map location.
  • Save settings.
  • Edit marker
  • In the left panel click on the Places tab.
  • Choose the Markers section.
  • In the markers, the list clicks the edit icon.
  • Edit the necessary information.
  • To change marker position click the left mouse button on a new map position.
  • Save changes.

5.3 Routes

Routes section allows to create routes and use them to get notifications about entrance and exits. This feature allows us to monitor object dependency on the route.

5.3.1 Add route

To add route do next:

  • In the left panel click on the Places tab.
  • Choose the Routes section.
  • Click the Add route button.
  • The route properties window will appear.
  • Mouse click on the map will add route point.
  • Double click will add the last point.
  • Drag points to modify the route. Move the mouse cursor onto a point and press the “Del” key on the keyboard to remove it.
  • Save changes.

Note: existing object history points can be exported as a route that can be imported in Places/Routes.

5.4 Zones

 

5.4.1 Add zone

To add zone do next:

  • In the left panel click on the Places tab.
  • Choose the Zones section.
  • Click the Add the zone button.
  • The zone properties window will appear.
  • Mouse click on the map will add zone point.
  • Double click will add the last point.
  • Drag points to modify the zone. Move the mouse cursor onto the point and press the “Del” key on the keyboard to remove it.
  • Save changes.

5.4.2 Edit zone

To edit zone do next:

  • In the left panel click on the Places tab.
  • Choose the Zones section.
  • Choose the zone and click the Edit zone button.
  • Zone points will appear.
  • Drag any point to the desired position.
  • Save changes.

5.5 Groups

To add group do next:

  • In the left panel click on the Places tab.
  • Click the group’s button.
  • Group’s window will appear.
  • To add group do next:
  • In Groups window left bottom corner press button.
  • Places group properties window will appear.

6 History

The history section allows us to get all information related to objects (route, stops, address, time, zones, generate reports).

Object – select an object whose history you want to display.

Filter – simple way to set a period of the report.

Time From/Time to – precise way to set the period of the report.

Stops – set time of stops that will be included in the report, used to eliminate traffic light stops.

Show – show history.

Hide – hide history.

Import/Export

Save as route – object history can be exported as a route for further use in the places section.

Load GSR – load report data from the .gsr file.

Export GSR – export report data to .gsr file format.

Export to KML – export report data to .kml file format.

Export to GPX – export report data to .gpx file format.

Hover each route history element to see additional information.

Explanation of graphic elements:

  • Each object action is marked with an icon.
  • Route start – beginning of the route.
  • Route end – the end of the route.
  • Route drive – the object is moving.
  • Route stop – object doesn’t move.
  • Event – event information.

6.1 Graph

The history graph displays object GPS device sensor results. It can display speed, altitude, or any other configured sensor like ignition, fuel level, temperature graph over some time.

Graph – allows us to view object information in a graph.

Messages – list of all location points received from GPS device for the selected period.

Sensor – allows selecting one of the available GPS device sensors.

Controls – allows to play, pause, and stop route reply.

Point details – shows object details at the chosen point.

Arrows – allows moving graph.

Zoom controls – allows to zoom in and out the graph.

6.2 Location messages

List of all location points received from the GPS device for the selected period. Location messages are especially useful to see if the device is sending needed sensor parameters. If parameters are available, then they can be used to configure sensors and events.

7 Reports

Reports allow us to generate all available information related to object activity for the selected period.

To access reports, press the Reports button in the top panel.

Reports window will appear.

The main reports tab represents a list of created report types.

To create a new report do next:

In the top panel press the Reports menu item.

In the Reports, tab left bottom corner press the button.

The report properties window will appear.

Format – select format in which the report will be generated: HTML, PDF, or XLS.

Show addresses – addresses will be shown in reports near location points.

Zones instead of addresses – zone names will be shown in reports instead of addresses.

Stops – set time of stops that will be included in the report, used to eliminate traffic light stops.

Speed limit (kph) – set speed limit for Overspeed and Underspeed reports.

7.1 Schedule reports

Daily – reports will be sent daily for the previous day.

Weekly – reports will be sent weekly, every Monday for the previous week.

Send to e-mail – enter e-mail addresses separated by a comma to send reports to.

7.2 Report period

Filter – simple way to set a period of the report.

Time from/ Time to – precise way to set period of the report.

7.3 Objects

Select objects or objects for which you want to create a report. Hold the “Ctrl” key for multiple selections. The availability of data depends on the chosen report type.

7.4 Zones

This option allows selecting zones whose details will be seen in the report. Zone selection is available only if the report type Zone in/out is chosen. Hold the “Ctrl” key for multiple selections.

7.5 Sensors

Choose sensors that will be displayed in the report. Hold the “Ctrl” key for multiple selections.

7.6 Data items

Choose data items that will be displayed in the report. Hold the “Ctrl” key for multiple selections. The availability of data depends on the chosen report type.

7.7 Generated reports

The generated reports section displays all reports which were generated and provides fast access to open them again without the need to generate them again.

To remove multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected items.

8 Logbook

Logbook allows us to see information received from RFID and iButton. All recorded changes of drivers, trailers, and passengers will be displayed.

To access Logbook, press RFID, and the iButton logbook menu item in the top panel.

RFID and iButton logbook window will appear.

To remove multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected items.

9 DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)

Diagnostic Trouble Codes allow seeing error codes received via OBD compatible devices.

To access DTC, press the DTC menu item in the top panel.

DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) window will appear.

To remove multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected items.

10 Maintenance

The maintenance section allows us to review and edit all service records.

To access the Maintenance section, press the Maintenance button on the top panel.

To process multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected entries.

11 Expenses

The expenses section allows us to keep all records related to vehicle maintenance and repairs.

To access expenses, press the menu item in the top panel.

The expenses window will appear.

To process multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected entries.
  • Add new expenses record
  • To add a new record do next:
  • In the expenses window, left bottom corner press button.
  • The expense properties window will appear.
  • Fill in all required fields and click save.

12 Object control

This section allows sending commands to object GPS device to perform some actions.

To access Object control, press the Object control menu item in the top panel.

The object control window will appear.

To process multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected entries.

Note: read the GPS device user manual to get all available GPRS commands. Make sure in which way your device receives commands (via SMS or GPRS). SMS gateway must be configured to send commands via SMS.

Object – choose an object which you want to control using commands.

Template – choose a predefined command template.

Command – command can be sent directly without the need to create a template (\r\n allowed after string, example: my_command \r\n).

Send – send a command to the GPS device.

Important! The new command must be added to the template section to appear in the templates list.

12.1 SMS

To process multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected entries.
  • Note: read the GPS device user manual to get all available SMS commands. SMS gateway must be configured to send commands via SMS.

  • Object – choose an object which you want to control using commands.
  • Template – choose a predefined command template.
  • Command – command can be sent directly without the need to create a template.
  • Send – send a command to the GPS device.

Important! The new command must be added to the template section to appear in the templates list.

12.2 Schedule

Object control schedule allows us to put command sending on schedule so commands will be executed on a chosen weekday or exact time.

To process multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected entries.
  • Create a command schedule

To create a new command schedule do next:

  • In the top panel press the Object control menu item.
  • In the Schedule, tab in the left bottom corner press the button.
  • The command properties window will appear.

12.3 Templates

Object control command templates are used to add a list of commands for multiple uses, no need to enter the same command each time.

To process multiple entries do next:

  • Mark entries by clicking the checkbox on the left.
  • Proceed action in the action menu located at the bottom of the settings window.
  • Choose Import, Export, or
  • Confirm action which will be applied to all selected entries.
  • Create template

To create a new command template do next:

  • In the top panel press the Object control menu item.
  • In the Control, tab left bottom corner press button.
  • The command properties window will appear.

Name – template name.

Hide unused protocols – only used protocols will appear in the protocol list below.

Protocol – list of all available protocols.

Gateway – gateway type, GPRS, or SMS.

Type – command type ASCII or HEX.

Command – command string which will be sent to the device (\r\n allowed after string, example: my_command \r\n).

Note: After the template is created, it will appear in the schedule properties template select box.

13 Dashboard

The dashboard is an information management tool that visually tracks, analyzes, and displays important data of the tracking account. The dashboard is an efficient tool to monitor objects, events, maintenance, tasks, and mileage in a central location.

To access the dashboard, press the Dashboard menu item in the top panel.

A dashboard window will appear.

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