AroPoint Map - Getting Started

Get Started with the AroPoint Map by adding your devices

Updated on February 29th, 2024

AroPoint GPS lets you view locations and time information recorded by a mobile or GPS device that is connected to an asset in AroFlo.

The level of detail shown on the map and on the asset's timeline is determined by the type of GPS tracking device that has been connected to the user.

Live tracking is only available for supported GPS tracking units. To learn more, see GPS Tracking Overview.

  • Know the current location of your field staff, whether they have arrived at their job, or their location when work is signed off.
  • Track field staff locations throughout the day for easier scheduling.
  • Access GPS records for verifying timesheets and labor entries on tasks.
  • Create geofences and alerts.

AroFlo Maps rely on websocket communication running on the ws:// protocol. To use AroFlo Maps, your routers and firewalls will need to allow the ws:// protocol on port 80.


Follow the below instructions to add a GPS device to AroPoint.


Adding a GPS Device

In AroPoint, any asset with a tracking device is known as an object, e.g. a company vehicle.


Adding an object

When purchasing a GPS device, AroFlo will add your Objects for you and enter the following information:

  • Name of object (same as Device IMEI)
  • Relevant device sensors (see Optional settings, below)
  • Any additional information provided (e.g. Device model and SIM number) in the Advanced tab.

Simply edit the object's name as well as any other information you wish to change, and link your objects to assets (as per step 4, below).

  1. From the Map view, on the Objects Panel, click (plus icon)
  2. On the Main tab, complete the mandatory fields. See the table below.
  3. Save. The object appears in the Objects Panel.

    Ticking/unticking the tick boxes will show/hide the selected objects on the map.

  4. Link the object to an asset in Manage > Assets. See Connect a GPS device to an asset (vehicle) or Connect a GPS device to an asset (equipment).

Mandatory fields

Field Description

Select a user/users who you would like to be able to view this object.

Only users with Full Access will have access to select users.


Enter a name for the object

Object name

For example:

  • type of vehicle
  • asset name
  • reg. no of vehicle
  • regular location of asset
  • name of regular driver of vehicle.
Device IMEI / Tracker ID  

Optional settings

The following tabs contain additional settings which can be used to customise the way your objects display on the map.


Choose an icon for this object, e.g.

Coloured arrow
Type of vehicle

Status colours

If you want to customize the status colors of your objects in the Object list, select Arrow as the Icon type and customize the colors for each option using the dropdowns. You can then switch back to Rotating icon or Icon if you wish.

Status colours


Customise colours



  • Assign this object to a group. (Set up groups under Setup Object groups.) 

    If you haven't set up Object groups yet, you can still add the Object and edit it later to assign to a group.

  • Enter additional, non-mandatory info for this object, e.g. VIN, object owner, plate number, fuel measurement, and kilometres per litre.


This displays the sensors at the bottom of the screen:

Only users with Full Access will have access to set sensors.


Select the correct sensor group for your type of tracking device:

Sensor group



Choose a color for the object's tail.



The Accuracy tab is pre-set and does not need to be modified.



The Services tab is currently not supported.


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