AMM 2.16.2+ allows you to manually set the locations of ALEOS and MG devices so that they appear on the map even if the device does not have GPS, or does not have the ability to receive a GPS signal (i.e. devices with a location that has been manually set will always be displayed on the map).
Once a location is manually set, it’s displayed for the device(s) on the map, Dashboard (as GPS coordinates), and the Admin->Gateways page. For example, in the figure below shows the address for a device where GPS coordinates were entered to set its location:
Note: the location is not displayed in Tracker.
When displayed on the map, the information popup displays the time when the location was manually set:
When a device receives new GPS coordinate events, the new GPS coordinates will be displayed on the map and Dashboard from the new GPS data. However, the location that was manually saved will still appear for the device(s) on the Gateway Admin page.
Since the map has time range filtering (which defaults to “today”), only gateways which have corresponding stats within the map’s time threshold are displayed. A manually-set location will override the latest GPS stat with the timestamp from when it was saved, but the latest GPS stat will be restored by later GPS events if a device is equipped to report them.
If the map’s time range is adjusted such that no stats are returned for a device (i.e. the device doesn’t have a location the satisfies that time range), the device’s manually set location will be displayed on the map. In this case, the popup window for the device will display Manually set location under the location. This indicates that the AMM did not find any corresponding stats for the device to show on the map, however, a manually-set location was found and used as the location to display on the map.
This feature requires access to Google Maps Geocoding services for resolving a location to a geographical address. If an AMM deployment restricts such access, you can disable it as follows:
The Location input field existed as a standard text edit box prior to AMM 2.16.2, allowing for location entry that was not resolved by a mapping system. If you already have saved locations in this field when upgrading to AMM 2.16.2, AMM will try to geocode the existing location string for display on the Gateway Admin page and map. If the location is incorrectly resolved, you can correct it by manually reassigning a location using the new location input widget as described below, otherwise the existing location data saved in the field remains untouched.
To manually set a location for one or more devices:
To clear a location that has been manually set for one or more devices:
The Location field in a Multiple Device Import CSV can be used to specify a latitude and longitude when importing a device. For information on the import process see: Adding Multiple Gateways to an AMM.