The Tracking screen's maps are provided by Esri, which builds maps using ArcGIS, a geographic information system that enables iOn to incorporate various types of data on the map and display them on any Internet-capable device. The iOn map offers a high-quality display for finding and tracking your assets and for creating and viewing your organization's landmarks.

The Map Toolbar

At the top right of the map, you'll see a toolbar with the following options:

Note: For an explanation of the zoom controls, search feature, or other options at the top left of the map, see the section "Zoom, Search, and Other Map Options," later in this article.

 Landmark Geofence Editor: Opens the Landmark Geofence Editor, which you can use to create or edit landmarks (important areas to your organization), including drawing their geofence borders. (See Adding a Landmark.)

 Legend: Displays a legend that explains what the map icons represent, plus what the geofence borders will look like on the map.

 Layer List: Offers map layers that will display the following, when the check box is selected:

Note: When selected, the layers have expansion arrows; the expansion offers two tabs: Legend, which displays how the icons will appear on the map, and Opacity, which enables you to set the level of opaqueness for the icons (100% being the darkest).

  • Current: The current locations of the selected assets on the map.
  • Tags: Displayed only if your organization has iOn Tags assigned (such as with the Tools on the Truck module), this layer shows on the map where the tagged items were last reported in proximity to their associated asset's LMU.
  • Geofence Alerts: The geofence event locations (where your assets exited and entered your landmarks).
  • Geofence: The geofence borders drawn around your landmarks.
  • Weather Radar: The weather radar indicators, if they are available from NOAA. (If they aren't, this will be listed as "Weather [Radar NA]," for "not available.")
  • Traffic: The traffic conditions, coded by color, as follows:
    • Green: Light traffic
    • Yellow: Moderate traffic
    • Red: Heavy traffic

Basemaps: Provides view options for the map, including Imagery (a satellite view, showing a raw, aerial image), Imagery Hybrid (a satellite view with street names overlaid), Streets (the default map view, with street names), and Topographic (a view that depicts the contours and human-made features of the land).

Bookmarks: Enables you to display areas of the map you've specified as favorites and add new ones. (See Viewing a Map Bookmark and Bookmarking a Map Location for more details.)

Measurement: Enables you to measure areas and distances on the map, as well as pinpoint a location's latitude and longitude values. (See Measuring Distances on the Map and Finding a Location's Latitude/Longitude Values.)

/ Show Map Overview/Hide Map Overview: Displays and hides, respectively, a map within the map at the top right that shows the region you are viewing in the context of a greater area.

Zoom, Search, and Other Map Options

To move the visible area of the map, you can click and drag.

If you click an asset on the map, its Asset Details pane will appear, with data about its current status, utilization by your organization, fault codes, and other properties. (See Navigating the Tracking Screen for more information about the Asset Details pane.)

Note: If you have Hide Details View () selected and click an asset's map icon, the Tracking screen will instead display an asset pop-up on the map with the same data as the Asset Details pane's Current Status panel.

At the top left of the map, you'll see these options:


Zoom In: Zooms in on the area of the map at the center of your current view (that is, it enlarges it and focuses in on it).

Zoom Out: Zooms the map view out — making the area you're looking at smaller and displaying more of the region as a whole.

Note: The following two icons won't appear on the Tracking screen if you have set a bookmark as your default map display (as shown in the "Changing Your Preferences" section of Viewing Your Profile and Setting Your Preferences).

Default Extent: Restores the map view to the site's default, such as a view of the United States.

Find My Location: Zooms in on your current location on the map using your IP address, if your browser settings allow for location access.

Search: Enables you to search for an asset, address, landmark, or tag (that is, equipment you have fitted with an iOn tag). (See Performing a Map Search.)