View Map

Map of device estate

The map shows your devices geographically, using Google maps as the background layer.

Devices will be mapped based on their latitude/longitude properties. If you are not seeing any devices, see this page for some troubleshooting tips: Nothing is appearing on my maps!

Layers

MapLayers

The map can be zoomed from the controls at the top left, and the layers icon can be used to switch between the standard Google layers: Streets, Satellite, Hybrid and Terrain.

The map will cluster the devices automatically - if you see a map pin with a number in it this means there are that many devices under that pin. Either zoom in, or click the pin to explode to the individual devices.

Historical View

The default map view is the Estate view - a map of your device estate. If you devices are mobile, you can also switch to Historical view. This will show you the history of the location of the device, over the period selected in the View toolbar.

Settings

The cog wheel icon in header bar opens the settings panel.

General

Tooltip

You can set the property to display in the tooltip for the device. This defaults to $id but you may like to set it to a more human readable label if you have one. The tooltip will also always show the value of the properties you are colouring the markers by (see below).

Here, you can also change the default colour scheme from the default colourful one to a more monochrome, reduced palette. The reduced option also displays less detailed maps with less labels.

Custom marker colouring

You can setup the map pins to the coloured according to the value of one of their properties. You can choose this by setting the Colour by property. Once chosen, you can then choose the colour ranges (i.e Blue to Red, or Red to Blue), or set a customer colour range.

You can also control how the clustered map pins are coloured - whether we use the average, min or max of the devices in the cluster.

MapColouring-1

Heatmap

You can also show a heatmap of your devices. You can control the opacity to allow the underlying map layers to be seen.

MapHeatmap

Marker location

If your location property is not one of the standard ones (we try latitude/longitude, lat/lon and y/x, case insensitively), you can choose the property we should use here.

Alternatively, you can setup one of our geolocation algorithms here. Check the Lookup address/IP box and choose a property that contains an address or an IP address and we'll look up the location.

Note that we use a publically available geolocation service and the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. IP address lookup especially is only accurate to city/region at best.