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Group Mini-map

Topic: Group Mini-map

Hello,
I have suggestion for a new feature, mini-maps for group of vehicles.
Sometimes clients wants to follow more than one vehicle, but groups of them, this feature is good for companyes who uses in majority the real-time tracking, such as emergency services, gas distributors...

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Group Mini-map

Re: Group Mini-map

Hi GT and Fernando Brochetto

I really believe that Minimap can be useful if we have a separate tab for them and not to open them over the main UI of Wialon. What you think? It even can be a sub-menu, but the way they are now is really annoying.

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Group Mini-map

Re: Group Mini-map

Hello hhamedk,
This is actually a better idea, perhaps a button to switch them like there was to choose between Dashboard and Monitoring.

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Group Mini-map

Re: Group Mini-map

Hi, Fernando Brochetto and hhamedk

To continue this discussion let's get back to what is the use case of mini-windows. As far as I can see it, mini-maps are designed to show the information for a particular unit or several units that should be tracked additionally to tracking other units. Thus, it is necessary to see in the screen at the same time both a unit/units on the map and information in mini-windows.

What is the purpose of dedicating a separate something to mini-windows? How many mini-windows do you usually have in the screen?

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Fernando Brochetto
Commenting to your initial post I would like to ask: what should happen when you double click on the unit group? Should the system open mini-windows for all units in the group?

Maria Starikova,
Wialon Hosting Product manager, Gurtam
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Group Mini-map

Re: Group Mini-map

Helooo mars,

Commenting to your initial post I would like to ask: what should happen when you double click on the unit group? Should the system open mini-windows for all units in the group?

Yess

What is the purpose of dedicating a separate something to mini-windows? How many mini-windows do you usually have in the screen?

I think that the reason of this idea is just to separate the map appearing behind because if everything is selected to appear the screen have so many content it can confuse you sometimes. Perhaps making the button of mini-maps switch working in three steps:

1) Only the huge map;
2) Only mini-maps;
3) Both.

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Group Mini-map

Re: Group Mini-map

mars wrote:

What is the purpose of dedicating a separate something to mini-windows? How many mini-windows do you usually have in the screen?

Currently we just present the Mini-Map feature for clients and we never use it. Yes, it's good to open a unit's Mini-Map while a notification triggers but in other cases (specially when you are talking about big fleets) this function is not useful as opening 2-3 Mini-Maps is enough to cover the main UI!!!
So, most customers want to have 2 different type of online monitoring approaches:

1. Monitoring the whole fleet as a big picture of fleet working in a big territory like a province or a country.
2. Selectively monitor some units which are special based on many different criteria which is important for the customer.

Considering this opening 2-3 Mini-Maps which will cover the main map is not useful at all. Switching between 2 tabs (main map and mini maps) is a good idea to cover both mentioned requirements.
The Mini-Maps tab in my opinion should have possibility of scrolling and also a simple setting to set the Grid like 2x2 or 5x7 etc which will automatically arrange Mini-Maps based on Grid settings.  Then it will be possible to monitor any number of units in Mini-Maps easily and if you need to back yo the Big Picture of fleet you just switch to it's tab.