GPS Tracking History – Track Users & Vehicles in Route Editor
With Route4Me, you can build a well-structured and easily-manageable network of users where each member can have a dedicated role within your organization with an adjustable set of permissions. To make sure that your entire routing operation is running according to plan and your drivers don’t deviate from their routes, Route4Me allows you to track each member of your team in near real-time (learn more), as well as view their tracking history for any preferred time interval as a live movie. Moreover, to accommodate the particular needs of your business or unique business model, Route4Me can capture tracking data from various integrated telematics devices installed on your drivers’ vehicles or from Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps (GPS4Me). Thus, you can capture different types of tracking intelligence for analyzing your routing operations and transactions, detecting unauthorized vehicle use or driver idling, improving the distribution of your assets, and much more. Route4Me’s tracking movie allows you to reproduce your team members’ exact driving path, speed, and movement on the interactive map, providing you with retrospective real-time tracking visualization and realistic tracking experience.
To view the tracking history movie of a particular member, first, open the route this member is assigned to in the Route Editor from the Routes List or the Routes Map. In the Routes List and the Routes Map, the email address of the member who is assigned to the route that you want to open is displayed in the “User” column, as well as next to the name of this route.
In the Route Editor of the opened route, the email address of the assigned team member is displayed above the Summary Table next to the name of the route. To learn more about Route4Me’s Team Management, visit this page.
In the Route Editor, to display the tracking trail of the assigned member on the map, first, click on “Tracking” in the top right corner of the map → Click on “Route” → Select the time interval for the tracking trail. Once you select the preferred tracking interval, the tracking trail will be displayed on the map as blue driving lines/directions path. Each blue dot on the displayed tracking trail/directions path represents a vehicle refresh point/synchronization point where the signal from the driver’s GPS telematics device or Route4Me’s iOS or Android mobile app was sent to Route4Me. You can click on any breadcrumb (blue dot) on the tracking trail to see when the signal from the member’s GPS/telematics/mobile device was sent to Route4Me and the member’s traveling speed at that moment.
In the Route Editor, two tracking icons can be displayed on the interactive map simultaneously:
- Click on “Tracking” in the top right corner of the map and then select “Users” from the menu to display on the interactive map the current location of the assigned member;
- After displaying the historic tracking trail of the assigned member, click on “Movie” to display the tracking movie icon (icon number 2) on the map and start the tracking movie for the selected tracking interval.
NOTE: When you have the current location icon and the tracking movie icon displayed on the map simultaneously, you can click on each icon to view the following:
- The tracking movie icon shows the time and date when the assigned member was at the given location on the map and the member’s traveling speed at that time;
- The current location icon shows the name and email address of the member assigned to the opened route, latitude and longitude coordinates of the member’s current location, as well as the member’s current speed (learn more).
After enabling the tracking movie on the interactive map of the Route Editor, click on the play button to start the movie and then use the movie controls accordingly. Once the tracking movie starts, the tracking icon of the assigned member will start following the exact same path as the assigned member was driving when completing the route (tracking trail/tracking path). By default (when the movie speed is set to “1x”), the tracking icon moves on the map with the exact same speed as the assigned member was moving in real life. To learn more about tracking your team members in near real-time, visit this page.
To speed up the tracking movie, click on the movie speed button and then select the preferred movie speed from the menu accordingly.
You can also use the movie timeline to quickly navigate through the tracking movie. To do so, hover your cursor over the timeline and click on the position to which you want to fast-forward the tracking movie.
NOTE: When you have the tracking movie icon (1) and the member’s current location icon (2) displayed on the map at the same time, provided that the assigned member doesn’t turn off their GPS/telematics tracking device or Route4Me’s iOS or Android mobile app, both icons should meet at the end of the tracking movie.
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