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GpsGate VehicleTracker - Tips and trix

Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:53 pm

GpsGate VehicleTracker Tips and trix

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 functionallity on VehicleTracker.

User's Manual http://docs.gpsgate.com/help/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

Use Workspaces to customize the VehicleTracker layout
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customiz ... ker_layout
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customiz ... oving_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/customiz ... hicle_list
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/marker_a ... s_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_base ... rea_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_p ... t_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 ... _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
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15102

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://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_ ... ser_fields

Application Templates

Use "Application Templates" to create new configured applications in an instance:
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/using_ap ... _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/customiz ... efinitions

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/connecti ... ate_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_an ... ate_server

Customizing the vehicle list. See vehicle status using icons and text messages:
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/customiz ... hicle_list
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/accumula ... cletracker

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_line ... _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 ... e_movement

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

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

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

Franson Support

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