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GpsGate VehicleTracker - Tips and tricks

Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:53 pm

This page is an index of useful guides on how to use GpsGate VehicleTracker. The guides are typically aimed at VehicleTracker operators and administrators. This is just a selection of guides and does not cover all functionality on VehicleTracker.

View vehicles

Set vehicle icon
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15614
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/use_your_own_icons

How to access VehicleTracker from a mobile phone:
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/mobile_plugin
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/gpsgate_fleet

Use Workspaces to customize the VehicleTracker layout
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customize_vehicletracker_layout
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customizing_your_workspace_moving_tabs

How to set a new default workspace
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13606

Customizing the vehicle list. See vehicle status using icons and text messages:
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customizing_the_vehicle_list
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/marker_attributes_improved
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/marker_attributes

View vehicles on public homepage
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/publish_your_views

View your vehicles in Google Earth (using KML)
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9448

Display street address http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14934

Add custom fields/data to vehicles http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/custom_fields

How to move users between applications, and how to add users to multiple applications
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14119

Create an overview application for all users and applications on your server (advanced):
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9821

Search

Map based searching with Area Search http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/map_based_searching_with_area_search

POI - Points of Interest

Set POI icon http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/use_your_own_icons

Import POIs from a KML file and use them in VehicleTracker: http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/import_points_of_interest_from_kml

How to Import and Export POIs from/to a CSV file. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13511

Use POIs for geocoding http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/pois_for_reverse_geocoding

Geofences

Video guide on Geofences: http://gpsgate.com/video_viewer/geofences

Import Geofences from KML/KMZ files http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16373

Roles and Privileges

Use Roles and Features/Privileges: http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/roles_and_features

Overview of all common privileges http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18407

The _ReadData privilege and _Me tag introduces a whole new concept on how to setup your customer applications. Reports, Views and Event Rules can be made much more generic and you control who can see what using _ReadData and _Me. This will save you a lot of work.

Using _ReadData to determine who can see which vehicle data http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15060

Using the _Me tag to only see your own data http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15061

How to give different "Roles" of users access to different "Views" in one application: '
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/create_views_and_workspaces_using_roles_for_a_group_of_users
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12605

Give users rights to see specific reports. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13888

Edit User Access Mask lets you control which fields are visible when editing a User. http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/control_editable_user_fields

Application Templates

Use "Application Templates" to create new configured applications in an instance: http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/using_application_templates

Driver ID using iButton or RFID

Setting up drivers of vehicles http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13209
http://gpsgate.com/videos?movie=kL5DP59b1u4

Links, a new framework for connecting vehicles with items or users through time. http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/link_scripts

Reports

Activate reports in GpsGate Server 3.0 http://gpsgate.com/reports

Best practices http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/reports_best_practices

Reporting docs http://docs.gpsgate.com/help/reporting/

Schedule reports to be sent over e-mail. http://gpsgate.com/videos?movie=43Uj6OjeNX0

GPS Tracker off line report. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14861

Customize reports http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8097
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customize_report_definitions

No data in sending email report manually http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15218

Devices / Device Mapper / Odometer

How to use Device Mappers http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/device_mapper

Add Custom Variables http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16516

Which GPS trackers are supported and how to connect them http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11260

Odometer setup http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15099

Track Filters. Change Track Filters. Use different track filters for city vehicles, and long distance vehicles. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16395

Trip Definition. Set any input from the device (e.g. Ignition) or a Device Mapper Script to define what is a trip and what is idle. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16934

Discover unregistered devices. Check if any unknown (not registered) device is connecting to your server: http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/connecting_devices_to_gpsgate_server

Camera, upload pictures from your tracking device http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16290

Setting up and using Event Rules

Introduction: The power of Event Rules http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/the_power_of_event_rules

Email and SMS alerts from GpsGate Server http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/email_and_sms_alerts_from_gpsgate_server

Customizing the vehicle list. See vehicle status using icons and text messages:
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customizing_the_vehicle_list
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/accumulated_event_time_in_vehicletracker

Event Rule / Notifier variables http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18301

How to setup an over-speeding alarm (and to avoid getting to many speeding events) http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13883

Speeding area with Geofence http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9472

Alarm when car stops for 20 minutes. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13585

Create geofences and setup inside geofence rule (video guide) http://gpsgate.com/videos?movie=HQQFLxyc1Cw

How to get an SMS if a vehicle does not start its working day in time e.g. when driver oversleeps. This guide is using the "off line" rule to detect if a tracker is off line when it is not allowed to be. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11264

Non-linear mapping of device variables, e.g. for a non symmetrical fuel tank. GpsGate v4.0 http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/non_linear_mapping_of_device_variables
Legacy http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10062

"One shot events" - Trigger event each time. http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13602

Use Event Rules to move users in and out of tags: http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13020

Multi-step Event Rules http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15573

How to use SimOne to test Event Rules http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14038

Limit to one event per day http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/one_time_notifications_for_repeated_vehicle_movement

Create Event Rules using JavaScript http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/script_expressions

FIX: Too many events. Some will not be shown on the map. http://forum.gpsgate.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=19609

Dispatch, Chat and Jobs

Communicate with the driver using Garmin Navigator
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/chat_plugin

Pop up Chat window on new message
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13394

More features

Notes can be placed on any user or vehicle. They can be used to inform a technician that a device or vehicle needs maintenance or as a messaging tool between operators. http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/user_notes

More plugins (lot's more!!)

Short description of all plugins available for GpsGate Server in alphabetical order for each repository.
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16178


If you are missing a guide please contact us, and we will consider creating a new one. Contact us here:
http://franson.com/gpsgateserver/support.asp

Regards,
Johan

GpsGate Support

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