A geofence is a user-created virtual boundary which can trigger an alert when a GPS tracked object enters or exits the boundary. For example, you may set up work zones and you want to be able to track where your drivers are in relation to these zones.
From Tools click Geofencing The following panel appears:
Click the (plus icon) to create a new geofence.
Use the mouse to draw a polygon on the map. Click to determine points when creating geofences for curved roads. Click the first box again to complete the shape.
Type in a name for your geofence and choose a colour.
Select a group to assign the new geofence to or create a group (optional).
You can now create an alert for this geofence if you want to.
Editing a geofence
To edit a geofence, click on the corresponding geofence option , and click Edit.
You'll be able to edit the points, the name of the geofence, the group, and the colour.
Remember to Save.
Ticking / unticking the check boxes will show / hide the geofences on the map.
Deleting a geofence
To delete a geofence, click on the corresponding geofence option and click Delete.
Just like with objects, you can create groups for your geofences if you wish.
You might want to create groups so that not all of your geofences are displayed on the map at one time. You could have Supplier geofences as one group and Work Sites as another group, or Eastern Suburbs as one group, and Northern Suburbs as another.
Click the three dots beside the geofence name and click Edit.
Select which group to assign this geofence to using the dropdown.
Ticking / unticking the check boxes next to the group name will show / hide the whole geofence group on the map.
If you don't create geofence groups, a default group of 'Ungrouped' will display.
Exporting and importing geofences
Exporting and importing geofences is a handy way of sharing geofences without each user creating them from scratch.
Click the settings buttonon the left of the Create Geofence button and click Export. You'll have four options on what to export:
Select the individual geofences you want to export
Select the geofence groups you want to export
Automatically selects the geofences you're currently displaying (but you can still select more if you want)
Automatically selects the geofences you're not currently displaying (but you can still select more if you want)
Once you've selected the geofences and/or geofence groups you want to export, click Export. The file will download to your computer as a .gexp file.
To import geofences/geofence groups, make sure you're displaying the geofence menu first (Tools > Geofencing), then click the settings buttonon the left of the Create Geofence button and click Import. Select the .gexp file from your computer and Open. The relevant geofences and/or geofence groups saved from the export will populate in your geofence list.