CMMD Search 04

Setting a Custom Zone

While searching by Zone, users can select existing reusable Zones previously created in Fleet Settings. However, Custom Zones can also be temporarily created to find out which Vehicles were within or near certain areas at a particular time. Notice that these Zones will only be available for the duration of the user’s login.

If you want to use a Custom Zone to search for Vehicles, follow steps 1 to 3 described in the previous Searching by Zone section and then click Set Custom Zone.

Once the Zone window appears, follow these steps to set the Custom Zone of your preference:

  1. Click the Draw button on the upper area of the Map to enable the drawing tool. When you do this, the Draw, Edit and Recenter buttons disappear.
  2. Chose the first point on the map to start delimiting the preferred area and click on it. Click on up to 8 different boundary points. Once you have three points selected, which define a triangle, you can double-click to create the Custom Zone. However, you can still click on more points if you need a more precise delimitation.
  3. Once you have outlined the Zone by setting the corresponding points, double click on the last point. The Custom Zone is created.

After the Custom Zone is created, this is automatically drawn on the Map and the dialog displays the Draw, Edit and Recenter buttons again. If needed, you can:

    • Click Draw Zone to start over.
    • Click Edit Zone to modify the Zone.
    • Click Recenter to have the Zone displayed in the center of the map.
  1. Click OK above the map if you are satisfied with the Zone delimitation.
    The Search panel will now show Custom Zone within the Zone drop-down menu.
  1. Make sure you have selected Date and Time Frame of interest and click Search on the lower area of the Search panel. The Vehicle Filter dialog opens.
  2. Select the preferred Vehicles. Notice that you can select up to a maximum of five Vehicles at the same time to perform the Search. If you check more than five, a warning message will display prompting you to select the appropriate number of Vehicles.
  3. Once done, click on the upper bar of the dialog.

Once the Search is finished, the main screen will show the created Custom Zone and the Search results on the map.

See Understanding Vehicle Search Results if you need to review how to interpret search results.