Path Search 02

Searching by Zones

Selecting a Zone

As indicated before, Search can also be based on Zones. These are areas of interest that have to be previously created. Users can select any preset Zone existing in the system or create new Zones for a specific Search.

To Search by Zone:

  1. Enter a Vehicle Group as indicated in the previous section.
  2. Find the Search By section in the Search pane and select Zone in the Type ID drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the preferred Zone on which the Search will be based from the Zone drop-down menu.
    Follow the same exact steps 3, 4 and 5 as explained in the previous section to complete the task.

The results will disclose all those Paths described by any Vehicle in the Fleet which intersects the chosen Zone.

Setting a Custom Zone

While searching by Zone, users can select existing reusable zones previously created in Fleet Settings. To learn more about this topic, see the section Adding or Editing Zones.
However, new 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.
To use a Custom Zone, follow steps 1 to 3 described in the previous Searching by Zone section but select Custom Zone at the end of the list. This will display an empty map of the area where you can easily create the Custom Zone.

To create a Custom Zone:

  • Chose the first point on the map and press down the mouse button to start drawing.
  • Hold the button and drag the mouse cursor as you delimit the zone of interest. The perimeter displays as a red line.
  • Release the mouse button. The new Custom Zone is created and automatically shown on the map.
  • If you need to redraw the Zone, click on the Redraw button that appears under the Zone drop-down dialog and start over.
  • Back on the Search panel, follow steps 4, 5 and 6 as described for Searching by Zone in the previous section. Once finished, Path will show the results based on the newly created Custom Zone.