The Daily route map is a graphical representation of the trips that the your vehicles have undertaken. This is accessed form the main menu on the Quartix website.
Once clicked, you can use the resulting menu to select a group and vehicle using the drop down lists. Once a vehicle is selected, you must then select the desired date, either by selecting from the calendar, or using the Today/Yesterday buttons (these have been found to be the most popular).
Before populating your vehicles routes, you have 3 optional filters below your date controls which you can add by clicking one or all of them.
- Build up daily routes: will build up your trips on the map as you progress through each trip
- Show speed violations: based on the actual speed limit of the road, speed violations will show with the speed limit symbol for the road (where data has been captured by Quartix)
- Show custom locations: this will show all custom locations on the account, labelled as blue dots. Running your cursor over them will show the location name
Once you are happy with your selection click 'View routes' to populate the data on your screen.
As with the Daily vehicle log, the key components of the Daily route map are
clearly marked. On the right hand side on the main map, there is a key that explains the data point information visible on the maps. This includes the icons for the start and end of a trip, along with the color coding for the various speed brackets.
There are two Google-created sets of controls that are visible on the Daily route maps. These may change over time as Google updates their software. These controls let you switch between types of maps (Map, Terrain, or Satellite), access Street View (by dragging the person icon onto the map and placing it on a road until it turns blue),
and zoom in and out on the map using the plus and minus buttons. You can also zoom in and out using the scroll wheel on your mouse.Google controls allow you to change how you view the Daily Route Maps, between Satellite, Terrain, or Street View.
As with the Daily Vehicle Log, your chosen vehicle will be displayed in the top left corner.
Within the Daily Route Maps, there are two navigation controls, to move between dates, as with the daily vehicle log, but also to move between trips taken on those dates. There are arrows pointing left and right. For dates, the left arrow allows you to navigate to a previous date and the right arrow to a date after the date you are viewing. For the trips, the left arrow navigates to the previous trip and the right arrow navigates to the next trip. The system lets you know how many trips there were for the day, in chronological order, and the outside arrow buttons on the trip counter will take you straight to the first trip of the day (to the left) or the last trip of the day (to the right).
Each circle on the Daily Route Map is a data point or event that the vehicle’s tracking unit has recorded. The > in the circle indicates the heading (direction of travel) , and the different colours represent different speed bands; the unit records the speed the vehicle was travelling for each movement event.
The start of the trip is the green flag and the end of the trip is the chequered flag.
Hovering over any of the data points reveals additional information that has been recorded: the time of the event, the heading (north,south, east, west) and the exact speed.
As with live tracking, you can also view the daily log for the trip, zoom to the location, and review the safe speed data by clicking on any of the data points.
You can also opt to see all routes for the vehicle for a specific date on the map at once, by checking the ‘build up daily routes on screen’ option on the daily route
map selection screen. Moving through each trip using the trip navigation controls, the system displays the current trip with the normal movement icons, so you can see
the speeds recorded, but it also displays the previous trips on the map. These are
shown with blue dots where the data points have been recorded. Hovering over any of the blue dots shows the information about that data point, including the time, heading, and speed, the same as the normal data points.
As with other areas of the Quartix application the Daily route map can be printed via the website using the “Print” button that is in the top right hand corner of the report.
Printing is controlled by the printing attributes of the web browser being used, so Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will operate slightly differently.