Hi everyone! Today I’m glad to announce the first Wialon Hosting update in 2015. Let’s have a look and discuss new available options.
I bet I won’t find anyone who hasn’t heard about HERE Maps powered by NAVTEQ (or it’s better to say by Nokia). Online maps by the leading digital cartographic and other geoinformational system provider works perfectly with any browsers (except for the ancient Internet Explorer versions) and smartphones, working on different platforms.
HERE Maps has rich functionality: address search, satellite maps, routes building, live traffic information, etc. This popular cartographic service has maps in nearly 200 countries; offers voice guided navigation in 94 countries; provides live traffic information in 41 countries and has indoor maps available for about 90,000 unique buildings in 70+ countries. Therefore, developing its maps and location-based services on HERE platform, Nokia today outruns its competitors: Google, Micello and Bing. As a result, HERE supplies map content for BMW, Mercedes, Garmin, Hyundai, Pioneer, Volkswagen and Toyota. And today we’re glad to announce that Wialon Hosting also enjoys this competitive advantage and supports HERE Maps.
Experienced Wialon users are well aware about the list of commands, available in Wialon Hosting. Today we enriched this list with another command, having implemented “Route Sending” function. We’ve realized that the feature of sending more than one checkpoint is strongly sought by many users. Therefore, “Commands” tab now contains this new option. It is designed particularly for sending route to the navigation device, connected to GPS tracker. You can test the new command on trackers, supporting Garmin.
To send route it is necessary to indicate its checkpoints in the command dialog. Checkpoints can be found in various sources: addresses, geofences, POIs, routes. Moreover, you can add a checkpoint directly from the map. Indicated checkpoints can be saved as a route, and afterwards you can use it in the Routes panel of the tracking system. You can also give any name to the route you’ve created.
The suggestion to change “Location” column, as it often happens, was born on forum. Previously, working with “Location” column in the list of tracked units, you could choose either «Address» mode (location was taken from the address database of chosen cartographic service), or «Geofence» mode (location was taken from user’s geofences), but now we have the third, alternative, combined option. We’ve modified the algorithm for “Location” column. While working with this column in the “Geofence” mode, if the unit is located somewhere outside the geofence, you’ll see the precise address.
This is a small, but a very pleasant improvement. Ctrl+Click is a commonly used key combination in Wialon, and from now one it can be also used in order to select all fields in the current user settings with one click.