GPS Tracking Data Comes Alive
Google Maps Allows Users To See Where A Driver Was
One of the first questions people ask our GPS tracking representatives is how the data from the tracking systems we offer is displayed. Although each system may have slightly different activity reporting features, all of the products offered by Tracking System Direct utilize the most sophisticated mapping and satellite programs available, and that is why Google Earth and Google Maps are the programs of choice of our fleet management experts.
What makes mapping programs such as Google Maps so freaking popular is they are beyond user-friendly and free. Google Maps allows anyone to search for places, businesses, directions and more from the simple to use website, making it the perfect tool to combine and work with vehicle tracking technology. One of the requirements that most businesses who are in need of a GPS monitoring solution demand is the ability for the tracker or accompanied software to create detailed reports regarding driving activity. The driving information reports should have the capabilities to produce a daily breakdown on every location (stops made) a company driver arrived or departed from, mileage driven per stop, per day and per week, as well as the ability to document the addresses a driver arrived and departed from. Understanding the needs of both small and large businesses who have mobile assets operating in the field on a daily basis, Tracking System Direct began offering the GPS Tracking Key and SilverCloud GPS unit as a the passive and real-time GPS monitoring solutions for those in need of car tracker that can offer specific and clear reports. However, what has made both of those models of vehicle trackers so successful, leaving so many users raving, has been a feature that adopts Google Maps.
Once a GPS user has captured the data they want, the next step is reviewing the registered and accounted GPS tracking systems data. What users of the GPS Tracking Key and SilverCloud GPS tracker will see when they open up the text reporting features of the trackers is that addresses recorded as stops arrived and departed will actually be hyperlinks. What happens next if the user clicks on the hyperlink from the activity report is that the address will be automatically inserted into Google Maps where the user can then access directions to the location, view the location via street view feature and more. The link to Google Maps provides the user with the unique advantage of being able to view the location via satellite image, street view and more.
For those who have never used Google Maps, Tracking System Direct has chosen to post the above video clip that provides a video tutorial on how to use the basics of the free service offered by the good people at Google. Anyone interested in learning more about Google Maps or GPS tracking systems can contact a TSD representative to gather more information.