Locations POI

Updated 4 months ago by Matthew Henfrey

What are Locations?

In Masternaut Connect, Locations are specially tagged places on the map that facilitate fleet tracking. Vehicles in the proximity of a location are automatically associated with it.

Locations are typically starting and end points (depots, warehouses, client addresses, customer addresses), but can also be frequent stop points (petrol stations, hotels, car parks). Each location is associated with a predefined location type.

How do I organise multiple locations?

Locations are organised by groups. Within Connect there are a default set of Location groups these are:

Name

Icon

Name

Icon

Name

Icon

Name

Icon

Name

Icon

Notes

Icons

Airport

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Building

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Blue Circle

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Blue Dot

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Blue Flag

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Orange Pin

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\pin-orange.png

Customer

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\customer.png

Company

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\company.png

Green Circle

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Green Dot

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Green Flag

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Green Pin

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\pin-green.png

Deport

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\depots.png

Gas Station

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\gazStation.png

Orange Circle

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\circle-orange.png

Navy Dot

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\dot-navy.png

Orange Flag

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\flag-orange.png

Purple Pin

Fuel Station

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\fuel_Station.png

Home

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\home.png

Purple Circle

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Orange Dot

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\dot-orange.png

Purple Flag

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\flag-purple.png

Red Pin

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\pin-red.png

Local Cuisine

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\local_usine.png

Hotel

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\hotel.png

Red Circle

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\circle-red.png

Red Dot

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\dot-red.png

Red Flag

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\flag-red.png

White Pin

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\pin-white.png

Office

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\office.png

House

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\house.png

White Circle

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\circle-white.png

Yellow Dot

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\dot-yellow.png

White Flag

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\flag-white.png

Yellow Pin

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\pin-yellow.png

Port

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\port.png

Internal

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\internal.png

Yellow Circle

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\circle-yellow.png

Yellow Flag

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\flag-yellow.png

Prospect

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\prospect.png

Location

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\location.png

Restaurant

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\restaurant.png

Man

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\man.png

Service

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\service_red.png

None

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Supplier

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\supplier.png

Others

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Train Station

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\train_station.png

Usine

C:\Users\kally.shergill\Documents\API\icons\usine.png

How do I manage location groups?

Location groups can be added or edited by going to Settings, Alerts & Locations -> Locations -> Groups.

Location groups can be added or edited by going to Settings, Alerts & Locations -> Locations -> Groups. 

From the “Groups Page” the list of the existing location groups are currently displayed. Existing groups can be edited or deleted by clicking on the "edit" icon.

To add a new location group click the "Create" icon. You will then need to add in a location group name and select an icon for the newly created group.

New location groups must have a name and an icon selected before they can be added

New location groups must have a name and an icon selected before they can be added

How do I add a location?

Locations within Masternaut Connect can be added in 4 main ways:

  • Via the “Manage Locations Page”
  • Via any page with a map 
  • Via the APIs
  • Via a file import

Adding a location via the map

New locations can be added from any map view by right clicking on the map and then selecting “Add location”

New locations can be added from any map view by right clicking on the map and then selecting “Add location”

When on a map view within Connect such as the live location page. Right click on the place within the map where you want to add a new location. 

This will bring up an menu where you can then select “Add location”

When adding a location only the name and group are required fields

When adding a location only the name and group are required fields

After clicking add location a pop up box will appear with the following fields:

  • Address - this is populated automatically 
  • Name - this is what the location will appear as in Connect
  • Group - this is a pull down choice (additional groups can be added from the Group menu)
  • Contact - is an optional field 
  • Phone - is an optional field
  • Reference - is an optional field
  • Email - is an optional field
  • Notes - is an optional field
  • Radius - this is the area around the location - this is 54 yards by default.

Once all relevant fields are filled out click the save button and the location will be added to Masternaut Connect.

Adding a location via the manage location page

New locations can be added by zooming in on the map and clicking where a new location is to be added.

New locations can be added by zooming in on the map and clicking where a new location is to be added. 

New locations can be added from the Locations menu within Masternaut Connect. 

Within the Locations menu click the down arrow icon which is found advent to the “Locations” heading - this will open a pull down menu where “Create” should be selected.

After selecting the “Create” option a map view will load.  From the map right click on where you want to add the new location.

When adding a location only the name and group are required fields

When adding a location only the name and group are required fields 

After clicking the add location a pop up box will appear with the following fields:

  • Address - this is populated automatically 
  • Name - this is what the location will appear as in Connect
  • Group - this is a pull down choice (additional groups can be added from the Group menu)
  • Contact - is an optional field 
  • Phone - is an optional field
  • Reference - is an optional field
  • Email - is an optional field
  • Notes - is an optional field

Once all relevant fields are filled out click the save button and the location will be added to Masternaut Connect. 

Adding a location via the API

In order to do this you will need to have access to the APIs via your account  - speak to your Masternaut Account manager for further information.

Adding multiple new locations at the same time can be done using https://api.masternautconnect.com/connect-webservices/services//public/v1/customer/{customerId}/location

Response Format

{

  "address": "66 Bradford Rd, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2EY, UK",

  "latitude": 53.721340,

  "longitude": -1.541350

}

Adding a location via the file import

Import Location allows multiple locations to be added to Masternaut Connect at the same time

Import Location allows multiple locations to be added to Masternaut Connect at the same time

When wanting to add more than one location at the same time the “Import Locations” function can be used.  

Note - when using the import function the group type and radius for all the locations is defined - therefore it is recommended to add all locations of the same group type at the same time.

Within the Locations menu click the down arrow which is found in the “Locations” heading - this will open a pull down menu where “Import” should be selected.

After selecting the “Import” option the Import Location page will load. 

Radius and Location Group are defined for all locations when using the import

Radius and Location Group are defined for all locations when using the import 

When importing locations it is useful to use the example file as a template.  This can be found in the top right corner of the screen.

After clicking the "Download example file" button your browser will download the example file in CSV format. This can be opened using a programme such as Microsoft Excel.

The example file contains all the fields which can be populated when adding a location.

The example file contains all the fields which can be populated when adding a location. 

How do I view a location I've added?

To view your added locations in Masternaut Connect; from the map page click the layer icon in the top right hand corner and then enable locations by using the tick box. Locations will now be viewable on the maps.  

A list of added locations can be found in the location area of Masternaut Connect. (Settings, Alerts & Locations -> Locations -> Manage Locations)

The mange locations page

The manage locations page

On the manage locations page there are 3 different view options, these are: 

  • Map 
  • Table 
  • Map/Table

The view option can be changed on the “Manage Locations” ribbon menu. 

The manage locations ribbon

The manage locations ribbon

How do I edit a location I've added?

Edit location page

Edit location page

From the “Manage Locations Page” there will be a table containing the  existing locations. Existing locations can be edited by clicking on the "green pencil" icon and then the "edit" option this will open the edit pop up on a map view.

Only the address of a location can not be changed on the edit screen. .

Only the address of a location can not be changed on the edit screen.

Once all changes are made click on the save button or cancel if you do not want the changes to be applied.  

How do I remove a location I've added?

Locations can be  deleted via the Locations page.

Locations can be  deleted via the Locations page. 

From the “Manage Locations Page” there will be a table containing the  existing locations. Existing locations can be deleted by clicking on the "green pencil" icon and clicking the "delete" option this will open a confirmation pop up. Once a location has been deleted it will need to be added to the system again.

The confirmation pop-up shows the name of the location selected to be deleted.

The confirmation pop-up shows the name of the location selected to be deleted.  

Search Locations

The advanced search is available from any window with Masternaut Connect

The advanced search is available from any window with Masternaut Connect

Within any page of Masternaut Connect it is possible to use the “Advanced Search” functionality. 

Clicking the "search" icon will open a search window. Within the search window you can start to type the location name and the search window will automatically begin to generate the search results within the window. 

​The advanced search window

The advanced search window

How do I check if a vehicle is at a saved location?

The vehicle list panel is opened and closed from the map view.

The vehicle list panel is opened and closed from the map view. 

The vehicle list panel is accessible from the map view. Within this view is a list of vehicles and their current location. Where a vehicle is at a saved location it will display the Name and Icon of the saved location.


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