This article describes the various features of the Geofence Events screen, which you access by clicking >> Geofence Events (or by clicking in the site banner and then View All). The Geofence Events screen is where you can view and acknowledge geofence events your organization has received; geofence events occur when your assets enter and exit your designated landmarks (areas of interest to your organization, such as job sites or vehicle yards). The geofence itself is the boundary drawn around the landmark in iOn, which our devices use to inform the system of the asset arrivals and departures.
By default, the geofence events are listed by timestamp, with the most recent one on top.
Note: For information about the banner at the top and accordion menu on the left (which you open by clicking ), see Navigating the iOn Site.
Caution: The Geofence Events screen isn't where you add or modify landmarks; you do that on the Admin >> Landmarks/Geofences screen (or Tracking); see Adding a Landmark or Editing a Landmark for details.
Here is an explanation of the grid icon and column headers:
- Group: The name of the fleet group the asset belongs to that entered or exited the landmark's geofence.
- Asset: The name of the asset that entered or exited the landmark's geofence.
- Type: The kind of geofence event; there are two possible values: Entered (when the asset crossed into the boundary drawn around the landmark [the geofence]) and Exited (when the asset left the boundary).
- Landmark: The name of the landmark the asset entered or exited.
- Time: The date and time the geofence event was reported to iOn.
- Acknowledged: Whether or not the geofence event has been acknowledged by a user in your organization.
Note: Acknowledged, in iOn terms, means that a responsible party has verified that the geofence event has been seen.
By default, only unacknowledged geofence events are displayed. To view previously acknowledged events as well, select Clear Filters at the bottom of the screen. (You can see only acknowledged geofence events by applying an Equals filter for "Yes" to the Acknowledged column. See Sorting and Filtering Column Data for details.)
- Actions: Functions you can perform for the geofence event on this screen.
- : Marks the geofence event as acknowledged.
Note: If you have left the Geofence Events screen at its default display (which shows only unacknowledged events), this will appear to delete the event, as it will no longer be shown. This doesn't delete it, of course, and you can see it by selecting Clear Filters at the bottom of the screen; the event will now have a value of "Yes" in the Acknowledged column.
These are the options along the bottom of the Geofence Events screen:
- Select Columns: Enables you to add or remove columns. (See Customizing the Grid Layout for details.)
- Clear Filters: If you have applied filters to any columns (see Sorting and Filtering Column Data), removes them. Note that this is necessary before you can apply any subsequent filters for a column.
- Clear Sort: If you have sorted the data in a column (see Sorting and Filtering Column Data), removes the sort.
- Export to CSV: Exports and downloads the grid data to a CSV (comma-separated value) file.
- Acknowledge Selected: Acknowledges (that is, verifies that it has been seen and, if necessary, handled) the geofence events that are currently selected in the list. (See Viewing and Acknowledging Your Geofence Events for details.)
- Refresh: Refreshes the data on the screen (which can be especially useful if other users are making changes).
Just below the grid are icons that enable you to navigate through the pages of data, if needed. See Paging Options for an explanation of these.