An iOn landmark is an area of interest to your organization, such as a job site or an unsafe road you want to designate as off-limits. During the process of creating a new landmark, you draw a geofence around it on the map, which is a geocoded boundary that our devices use to inform the system of asset arrivals and departures in the area (the iOn geofence events). There are two ways to add a landmark — via the Tracking screen and via the Admin - Landmarks/Geofences screen — as shown in the two sections below. You might find the Tracking screen method easier.


Note: For an explanation of the features of the Admin - Landmarks/Geofences screen, go to Navigating the Admin - Landmarks/Geofences Screen.


Via the Tracking Screen


To add a landmark to your iOn account using the Tracking screen, follow these steps:


  1. Click  >> Tracking.
     
    The Tracking screen will open.
      
  2. Optionally, you can switch to a satellite view if that will help you draw the correct boundary by clicking  at the top right of the map and then selecting the Imagery option you prefer from the Basemaps list.
     
  3. Click and drag the map to the location of your landmark, zooming in to where you need to draw the geofence boundary. 
     
  4. Click  at the top right of the map.
     
    The Landmark Geofence Editor will open.
      
  5. Click the Landmarks icon.
     
  6. Click the drop-down arrow below the Landmarks icon to see the options you have for the shape of the boundary.
      
  7. Click to draw a circular boundary, for a rectangle, or  for a polygon and follow the corresponding set of steps:
     
    Circular Boundary
     
    1. Move your cursor over the map, placing it in the center of the boundary you plan to draw.
         
    2. Click and hold and then drag your cursor out to create the circle. Release when it's the size you want.
        
  • Rectangular Boundary
     
    1. Move your cursor over the map, placing it at the top-left corner of the boundary you plan to draw.
        
    2. Click and hold and then drag your cursor down and to the right to create the rectangle. Release when it's the size you want.
        
  • Polygonal Boundary
     
    1. Move your cursor over the map, placing it at the top-left corner of the boundary you plan to draw.
        
    2. Click the first point of the shape and drag to the right.
        
    3. Click at the end of the first line.
       
    4. Drag away from that point in the direction of the second line of the shape.
        
    5. Click at the end of that second line.
       
    6. Drag away from the third point in the direction of a third line to continue your shape.
        
    7. Click at the end of that line.
       
    8. Repeat steps f and g for as many lines as you need to create your shape.
        
    9. After you've drawn your final line, double-click.
          
  1. In the Landmarks properties window that appears when you finish drawing your boundary, type the name to use for the landmark in the Name field.
      
    By default, the group you currently have selected in the Group Chooser will be set for the group to add the landmark to.
     
  2. If you would like to place it in a different group, click the Account drop-down arrow and select the group from the list.
    Note: The landmark will be visible only to the group you choose, plus its subgroups. If you want it to be available throughout your group hierarchy, place it in your top-level group.
  3. If your organization has designated Landmark/Geofence categories, click the Category drop-down arrow and select the category the landmark belongs to, such as Work Site.
    Note: The categories listed will be those that are available for the landmark's assigned group or parent.

  4. Click the Type drop-down arrow and select its type, given these options:
     
    • Both: To trigger a geofence event when an asset enters or exits the landmark's geofence.
       
    • None (Landmark Only): To see the landmark on the map but not have it trigger any geofence events (such as for a home office).
       
  5. If you need to restrict visibility to the landmark (such as if it's a police officer's home), select Restricted.
    Note: If a landmark is designated as restricted, only users in its assigned group will be able to view activity there — NOT users from subgroups. The restricted landmark won’t be listed on the Tracking grid or in reports and won’t be associated to assets in the regular (visible) way. Entered/Exited geofence events will still be reported for it, but the events won’t be visible to users below its assigned group. Alerts will be similarly restricted in visibility.
  6. Click Save.
     
    Your new landmark will be represented on the map by a dotted-line shape with its name in the middle.


Via the Admin - Landmarks/Geofences Screen


To add a landmark to your iOn account using the Admin - Landmarks/Geofences screen, follow these steps:


  1. Click  >> Admin >> Landmarks/Geofences.
     
    The Admin - Landmarks/Geofences screen will appear and display a map of your area at the top and a grid of data about the landmarks in the group you have selected in the Group Chooser (plus its subgroups, if you select Include Subgroups).
       
  2. Click Add at the bottom of the screen.
     
    The Add Landmark/Geofence dialog box will appear.
       
  3. Click and drag the map to the location of your landmark, zooming in to where you need to draw the geofence boundary.
     
  4. At the top right of the map, select to draw a polygonal boundary, for a rectangle, or  for a circle and follow the corresponding set of steps:
    Note: If you make an error while drawing, you can click  to delete the shape and then start the set of steps over.
  • Polygonal Boundary
     
    1. Move your cursor over the map and click at the top-left corner of the boundary you plan to draw.
       
      A point will appear on the map.
        
    2. Drag to the right.
        
    3. Click at the end of the first line.
       
    4. Drag away from that point in the direction of the second line of the shape.
        
    5. Click at the end of that second line.
       
    6. Drag away from the third point in the direction of a third line to continue your shape.
        
    7. Click at the end of that line.
       
    8. Repeat steps f and g for as many lines as you need to create your shape.
        
    9. After you've drawn your final line, double-click.
          
  • Rectangular Boundary
     
    1. Move your cursor over the map, placing it at the top-left corner of the boundary you plan to draw.
        
    2. Click and hold and then drag your cursor down and to the right to create the rectangle. Release when it's the size you want.
        
  • Circular Boundary
     
    1. Move your cursor over the map, placing it at the top left of the boundary you plan to draw.
         
    2. Click and hold and then drag your cursor down and to the right to create the circle. Release when it's the size you want.
        
  1. Type the name to use for the landmark in the Name field.
     
    By default, the group you currently have selected in the Group Chooser will be set for the group to add the landmark to.
     
  2. If you would like to place it in a different group, click the Group drop-down arrow and select the group from the list.
    Note: The landmark will be visible only to the group you choose, plus its subgroups. If you want it to be available throughout your group hierarchy, place it in your top-level group.
  3. Leave the Status field at its default value of Enabled.
    Note: If the landmark is set to Disabled, Suspended, or Deleted, it won't set off Entered or Exited geofence events, but this won't likely be what you want when you are adding a new landmark.
  4. Click the Type drop-down arrow and select its type, given these options:
     
    • Both: To trigger a geofence event when an asset enters or exits the landmark's geofence.
       
    • None (Landmark Only): To see the landmark on the map but not have it trigger any geofence events (such as for a home office).
       
  5. If your organization has designated Landmark/Geofence categories, click the Category drop-down arrow and select the category the landmark belongs to, such as Work Site.
    Note: The categories listed will be those that are available for the landmark's assigned group or parent.
  6. If you need to restrict visibility to the landmark (such as if it's a police officer's home), select Restricted. 
    Note: If a landmark is designated as restricted, only users in its assigned group will be able to view activity there — NOT users from subgroups. The restricted landmark won’t be listed on the Tracking grid or in reports and won’t be associated to assets in the regular (visible) way. Entered/Exited geofence events will still be reported for it, but the events won’t be visible to users below its assigned group. Alerts will be similarly restricted in visibility.
  7. Click Save.
     
    Your new landmark will appear in the grid (if you are viewing its group via the Group Chooser or a parent with Include Subgroups selected).