Creating a geofence or 'Defined Place'

Posted by Sarah Dwyer on Jun 26, 2019 10:44:07 AM
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Applying a Geofencing or 'Place' in ArmadaGPS defines a virtual boundary around an address or work-zone.  For example, a place can be an address of one of your customers, suppliers or an off-road work zone. Creating a Place for your most visited addresses enables you to create a variety of Place Reports or Alerts. For example, you can receive an alert every time a vehicle enters or exits a defined area.

Groups of customers or suppliers can be collected together into a 'Place Type'. This is great when you want to view 'A Time by Place' report and see the percentage of time your vehicles have spent with customers within a specific date range.  

Place Reports available on ArmadaGPS:

  • Time by Place - the proportion of time vehicles have spent in defined places
  • Distance by Place - the distance travelled within defined places
  • Time on Site - the amount of time spent in defined places
  • Delivery report - the number of journeys outside of defined “bases”

How to create a Geofence or 'Place' in ARMADAGPS:

Go to the ArmadaGPS platform and click on:

Maps > Select the Edit Places Icon which looks like a signpost on the right hand Icons toolbar.

Select New > Enter a Name, any details, (Type is something your Administrator will setup specific to your business like Customer, Base etc.)

Check > the Override Address box or Off Road box, depending on what you would like to report on.  The Override simply means to use the Name you have chosen.

Draw > your defined Place by clicking and dropping on the map in the specific place or search in the address bar in the top right next to the magnifying glass.


Want more know-how? 

  • Read the ArmadaGPS User Guide about creating Geofences
  • Watch a 2 minute video:


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