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 geofences.


The Map Toolbars


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



  • Search Map: Enables you to search for locations. To search for assets, drivers, geofences, or iOn Tags, use the Search feature in the filter bar at the top of the Tracking screen. (See Performing a Search on the Tracking Screen.)
     
  • Create Geofence: Opens the Create Geofence widget, which you can use to create a geofence (an important area to your organization), including drawing its geocoded border. (See Creating a Geofence on the Tracking Screen.)
      
  • Map Layers: Offers map layers that will display the following, when selected ( means selected, and  deselected):
     
    Note: If an ESRI map layer of your own has been configured for your account and applied to the software, you'll see that here as an option as well, with choices to toggle it on and off (it will be off by default) and change its opacity.
    • Assets: The locations of the selected assets on the map. When you click the Assets expansion arrow, you'll see two options:
        
      • Asset Clustering: When selected, this option will group multiple assets in the same area under a single icon (cluster them) such as , with the number indicating how many assets the icon represents, rather than display each asset individually with its own label. You can turn off clustering by deselecting this.
        Note: If you are in Huge Fleet mode (viewing 5,000 or more assets), the Asset Clustering toggle won't be available, as you can't disable clustering.
      • Asset Labels: When selected, this shows the names and icons for individual assets, such as . Deselecting Asset Labels removes the names and icons from view, leaving only the assets' directional markers to indicate their location on the map.
         
    • History: The recent activity of the selected assets, by asset (up to 40 assets for a maximum of 24 hours) or input event (also up to 40 assets for a maximum of 24 hours, with one or two inputs selected). The paths the vehicles traveled and events will be displayed on the map, with each asset being represented by its own color. When you click the History expansion arrow, you will see a legend explaining what events the icons on the map represent (such as for Ignition On) for View by Asset. (See Mapping Recent and Live Basic Asset Activity Using the History Layer for more details.)
        
      For View by Input, you will see labeled icons for each input (if IO profiles are assigned to assets in the selected group), and they will be color-coordinated with the vehicle pathlines. A gradient scale will represent input activity over the specified time frame. (The darker color lines will be the most recent events.) (See Mapping Recent and Live Input Activity Using the History Layer for more details.)
        
    • Geofence: The areas of interest to your organization we call geofences, around which you usually draw geocoded borders that can track asset arrivals and departures. When you click its expansion arrow, you will see an Opacity option, which enables you to set the level of opaqueness for the map drawings of the borders (100% being the darkest), and two toggles: Border Only, which, when selected, will turn off the shading in the interior of a viewed geofence (showing only its border), and Geofence Label, which labels the geofences with their names (when you are zoomed in on them to a value of 1 mile on the map scale at the bottom right of the screen).
        
    • Traffic: The traffic conditions, coded by color. When you click the Traffic expansion arrow, you are given these options:
        
      • Sublayers: Offers the choices Incident, which will display incidents such as accidents, and Live Traffic, which shows the traffic conditions in real time.
         
      • Legend: Shows what the color-coding indicates, both for incidents and traffic.
          
      • Opacity: Enables you to set the level of opaqueness for the traffic color lines (100% being the darkest).
         
    • Weather: The weather radar indicators, if they are available from NOAA. When you click the Weather expansion arrow, you'll see a legend explaining what the color-coding means for the weather radar images, such as how heavy the rain is, and an Opacity slider that enables you set the level of opaqueness for them (100% being the darkest).
        
    • Charge Stations: The locations of electric vehicle charging stations. Clicking a station's map icon will provide its name, address, connector type, operating hours, whether it's public or private, and the number of connectors. When you click the expansion arrow, you'll see a legend of the icons that show if a station is available, planned, or temporarily unavailable and an Opacity slider that enables you set the level of opaqueness for the stations (100% being the darkest).
        
  • Switch Map View: Offers these basemap view options (which you click to select):
      
    • Light Gray Canvas: The default map view with street names and a basic gray-and-white color scheme.
       
    • Imagery with Labels: A satellite view with place names overlaid.
        
    • Imagery: A satellite view, showing a raw, aerial image.
        
    • OpenStreetMap: A more detailed map view with street names, place names, and details such as restaurants, parking facilities, and greenery — and a more traditional map color-coding for waterways, highways, forests, and railroads. The OpenStreetMap Community provides this open-source map, and its experts make updates from their local knowledge.
       
    • World Navigation Map: The map view that most resembles paper maps, designed to help users navigate from location to location, with highway iconography and circles indicating cities.
       
    • Topographic: A view that depicts the contours and human-made features of the land.
       
  • Map Views: Enables you to save or launch a map view, an area of the map you focus in on frequently, plus your chosen basemap for it. (See Saving a Map View and Launching a Map View.)
     

Note: Map settings you change will persist across user sessions; for example, if you turn off asset clustering and log out, when you log back in, you'll see that clustering is still disabled. In addition to clustering, this applies to geofence visibility, opacity, and borders; viewing traffic incidents and/or live updates and your traffic opacity setting; and weather updates and the Weather opacity value. This does not apply to the History layer or any custom layers.


At the bottom right of the map, you'll see a vertical toolbar with these possible options:



  • Home: If you have zoomed in or out or moved around on the map, this will restore the map view to the center of your selected group's assets. 
     
  • Refresh: Refreshes the Tracking screen so that you can see updated information for the assets you are viewing. This appears only when you are in Huge Fleet mode because in Normal mode, you don't need to manually reload the page — the asset data in the grid and on the map will be automatically refreshed every 12 seconds.
     
  • Location: Zooms in on your current location on the map using your IP address, if your browser settings allow for location access.
     
  • Zoom In/Zoom Out: 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).  zooms the map view out — making the area you're looking at smaller and displaying more of the region as a whole.
     


Other Map Options


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


If you click an asset icon on the map, its asset pop-up window will appear, with data about its current status, driver, location, group, and other properties (as available), plus these links at the bottom:



  • View History: To track the asset's past activity.
     
  • Find Nearby: To find fleet vehicles that are close to the asset.
     
  • Navigate To: To get Google Maps directions from your current location to the asset.
     
  • Street View: To see its location's Street View in Google Maps.


To the left of the bottom-right toolbar, you'll see the map scale at your current zoom level, such as the following, which indicates that 3/4 of an inch represents 200 miles of map area: