The Ground Traffic Control (GTC) Maps screen allows you to view the locations and status of your fleet with the ability to drill down as deep as you need. The information provided is always up to date, and the page is designed to be usable on mobile devices while in the field.
This article will take you through the features of the Maps screen.
Click GTC Maps to open in a new window.
You must have an existing GTC login to access GTC Maps.
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
Internet Explorer is not supported.
Maps is designed to provide as much functionality as possible from the main screen. Depending on your selections, the information displayed on the map and the sidebar on the left will change.
- Name: Your name is displayed in the upper right. Click to select Logout.
- Search: Type a string into the search bar to retrieve all assets with names that fully or partially match the string.
- Filters: Click to select and configure pre-defined filters. See the Filters section for more information. Selected filters appear below the Filters button. Click the X next to any single filter to remove it from the list.
- Asset List: All assets matching the configured filters will be displayed here. Assets are displayed with the most recently updated asset at the top, then alphabetically if multiple assets updated at the same time. Each asset displays when it was most recently updated as well.
- Drawer: Click to close the sidebar and view only the map. Click again to re-open the sidebar.
- Layers: Hover over the Layers button to get a list of map display options. For more information on these options, see the Layers section.
- Fullscreen: Click to view the map in fullscreen mode. Press the Esc key to exit fullscreen mode.
- Center On Location: Click this button to center the map on your personal location. This is only available when you permit the site to know your location information.
- Zoom: Click the + button to zoom into the map. Click the - button to zoom out of the map.
Unlike the legacy Location report, the Maps screen refreshes automatically any time new data is available. This includes both the asset list on the left side as well as the map itself. The information you are looking at on Maps is always the most recent information available.
Click Filters to select from pre-set, configurable options.
The current filters available are:
- Show only powered on assets: Enable this to display only assets that have their engines turned on. When an asset's engine is powered off, it will be automatically hidden from the list.
- Home Location: Select one or more locations to filter to those specific locations.
When desired filters have been selected, click Done to apply the filters and display any available assets.
The map icons for each asset provide intuitive information about vehicle motion at a glance.
|Indicates that the asset is moving. The arrow points in the last known heading (direction of travel).|
|Indicates that the asset's engine is turned on, but the asset is idling in place.|
|Indicates that the asset is stopped and the engine is powered down.|
|Indicates a cluster of assets. The number in the middle is the total number of assets in the cluster. Zoom in on the map or de-select Clusters from the Layers menu to display the individual assets.|
When a single asset is selected, the sidebar changes from the Asset List to Asset Details, providing more information about the selected asset.
- Asset Details: Displays the asset name. Click View More to expand the details, showing the following information:
- Power Unit #
- Asset Tag
- Most Recent Activity: Displays the following current information, which is updated as data arrives from the TCU.
- View in Google Maps: Click to open the asset's location in Google Maps in a new window.
- Heading: Displays current heading (direction of travel) and speed, if the asset is currently in motion.
The icon in the sidebar does not reflect current heading.
- Last Updated: Displays when data for this asset was last received.
- Find Nearby Assets: Click to center the map on the five (5) closest assets. The asset tags display the distance from the original asset.
- Follow Asset: With the asset you wish to follow selected, enabling this option will re-center the map on the selected asset's new position each time it updates.
Maps offers a number of map styles as well as information layers. Hover over the Layers button in the upper left to select the following options.
Only one map style can be selected at a given time.
Overlays are additional information that may be toggled on or off independently. The current overlays available are:
- Cluster Assets: Assets close to each other on the zoom level currently viewed will be grouped into one cluster.
- Road Incidents: Click to display known road incidents or construction work.