This article gives an overview of the elements of the Map in Ecofleet. Map is a central feature of Ecofleet, used in several modules. It displays the locations and spatial relations of vehicles, areas and geographical elements.

Handling the map

Panning the map

There are a number of ways to pan (move around map):

  • Click and drag the map.
  • Click the arrows on the keyboard.
  • Press the up arrow key to move north.
  • Press the down arrow key to move south.
  • Press the left arrow key to move west.
  • Press the right arrow key to move east.
  • Press the Page Up key to move north.
  • Press the Page Down key to move south.

The Page Up and Page Down keys will move the map in much greater increments than the up and down keys.

Zooming in and out the map

There are several ways to zoom the map:

  • Press the + and - keys to zoom in and out.
  • Right-click and drag the map.
  • Double click on a location to center screen and zoom in on the location.

Using the pegman to access Google Street View

  • Click the yellow Pegman icon
  • Drag the yellow Pegman icon to the area you want to explore.
  • Unclick to drop the icon on a blue line, blue dot, or orange dot on the map.

Click the X at the upper right to exit Google Street View.

Initial view and previous view

A history is kept of the points you have navigated to.

  • The Back to previous view button allows you to go back to the last position in the history.
  • The Back to initial view button allows you to return to the point of view that SeeMe starts in your organization.

Distance calculator

The Distance calculator button (  )opens the Distance calculator and route planner feature. This allows you to measure distances between the marked spots and to automatically reorder them to a more optimum order.

Click on the map to mark waypoints. There may be up to 25 of them (marked alphabetically A to Y). The list will display the waypoints, the distance and driving time until the next waypoint.

Click on the Optimize button to reorder the waypoints to the shortest, most efficient order.

Fit to screen

The Fit to screen button fittoscreen.png will resize the map to display all vehicles simultaneously.

Location

The Location button location.png will zoom the map to the location chosen in the list.

Send message

The Send message button sendmessage.png will open the Messages module with the location info pre-filled.

Create area

The Create area button createarea.png will start the creation of an area in the Areas module.

Find nearest vehicle

The find nearest vehicle feature can be started with the Find nearest vehicle button nearestvehicle.png left to the address search box on the map.

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A window opens. If you opened it from the map, the destination will be pre-filled. You can edit or fill the destination with the search option or the Pick location tool (the button with the pointing finger icon). It is also possible to drag and drop the blue-white destination marker around on the map.

Once location has been filled out, a list of vehicles is given, ordered by distance by default. If a row is selected, the route of the vehicle to the destination is displayed with a blue-white dashed line.

The results may be filtered by vehicle groups or driver skills. To do so, select the corresponding group(s) or skills from the drop-down menu. To filter for available vehicles, check the Is available checkbox.

The RouteVehicle, and Destination buttons will zoom in on the selected route, vehicle, or destination. The Send message button opens the Messages module. The Create task button opens the Tasks module.

Search

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Ecofleet map module enables to search following targets:

  • Addresses

(for example:adresses.png)

  • Areas

(when the module is enabled. The search results will include any areas you have defined, designated with the Areas icon (for example: areas.png)

  • Customers

(when the module is enabled, for example: customers.png)

  • Companies and institutions

(data resulting from Google, for example companies.png)

In order to search, type the name of location (customer, company etc.) or part of it in the search box. If there are several matches, locations of all matches will be marked with pins on the map (pin.png).

Right-clicking on the map

Right click anywhere on the map to open a pop-up window. This will:

  • Display the address of the selected location, if it has one.
  • Display the coordinates of the selected location in the WGS84 format.

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The window also has buttons for the functions described below.

Find nearest vehicle

The Find nearest vehicle button will start the Find nearest vehicle function as described above. The destination will be pre-filled with the selected location.

Send Message

The Send message button will open the Messages module with the location info pre-filled.

Create area

The Create area button will open the Areas module, offering to create a circle-shaped area with the center at the selected location.

What's here

The What's here button will display a number of markers for points in the vicinity of the location. Clicking on each marker, you can view its location (address), type (https://developers.google.com/places/documentation/supported_types List of Types from Google) and phone number. The markers can be removed by clicking the Clear map button next to the search bar.

Who was here

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The Who was here button will show a history of visits by your vehicles to the selected location. The history, after being displayed, can be filtered by vehicle name and timestamp.

Map Layers

Ecofleet can use map data from several providers. You can make choices relating to map information by clicking the name of the mapping software on the upper right part of the Map panel.

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  • Google Maps is Google's web mapping technology. Google Maps can be displayed in several different layouts. The light and grey map layouts are less encumbered with information and are therefore particularly helpful if you are using many additional objects or layers.
  • Regio Baltic is an Estonian mapping software that may have greater detail and more up-to-date information on Estonian locations.
  • OpenStreetMap is a collaborative (wiki-style) project to create a map of the world.

Extra layers of information on the map

There are a number of layers of additional information that can be viewed in addition to the map layer. Most useful of these are the Traffic and Weather layers that have their source in Google Maps.

Extra layers are selected by checking the respective box in the map layer selection menu.

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