Map / Location
When a device registers to the platform, it is automatically assigned a location using the public IP address of that device. The location is received using Google geolocation service and might be not accurate.
You can view your device fleet on a map in the Dashboard category based on their location.
There are multiple options to modify a device's location:
- 1.At the
Devicescategory, when selecting a device, at the
General Detailssection, click on the
Changebutton, then click on the
Manual locationoption and enter the desired location. Then, click on the
Save Changesbutton to save the new location.
- 2.Using a REST API call, you can send a new location (address or lat/lng values) and the location for that device will be modified accordingly.
- 3.In the
Settingscategory, under the
Projectsection, you can click on the
Refresh locationbutton. This will iterate through the selected devices and change their location based on their current IP address. Keep in mind that devices that are configured to
Manual locationwill not be modified.
When a device registers to the platform, by default the device is configured to an
Automatic location. This means that when you will trigger a location refresh through the
Settingscategory, this device's location will be modified based on it's public IP address.
If you change the configuration of a device to a
Manual location, any later location refreshes will not be applied on that device.