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).
Once you are happy with your selection click 'View routes' to populate the data on your screen.
The route map will show you data points recorded by the unit which are plotted every 1-2 minutes and provide an overview of the journey taken, as shown above. As with all Quartix maps these are driven by Google and as a result have features you may be familiar with.
- Map view: Shown as 2 options in the top left corner, by default the report will open in the 'Map' view. You can click on this option to also add terrain data on your map. To switch view click on Satellite, underneath this option is an additional feature to remove labels (such as town names and roads)
- Street view person (icon shown below): To drop in and see a street view simply click and hold on the yellow person and drag into the road/area of interest.
- Zoom in/out (icon shown below): You can click on the + and - icons shown below to zoom in and out on the map or use the scroll on your mouse if you have one. By default the map will be zoomed out to show all data points on that trip.
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’ 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.
Additional Daily route map features you can customise
Whilst within the daily route map there are a few additional options you can switch on/off to provide additional data. You can view these by selecting the 'cog' icon shown in the top right of the page (shown below).
- Build up daily routes: This will create a snail trail as you click through trips as shown in the above image
- Custom locations: Similar to live tracking, this show your customised locations on the map as blue dots. Run your cursor over each one to see the location name
- Speed limit violations: When selected this will show instances where the road speed has been exceeded. This will show as the road speed sign (show below)
Your selections with be automatically saved for your future visits to this report until deactivated.
For supporting information on what each of the coloured datapoints are reporting on click on the question mark icon shown towards the top right of the page. This will provide additional key information.
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.