Find Activity

This topic describes how to find vehicles that were at a location at a previous time.To find vehicles that are currently near a location,see Find nearest vehicles.

You can use the Find Activity tool to get information about the locations of vehicles at a previous time.

To open the Activity tab you can do any of the following:
 

Click Find Activity (also called the What happened here tool) in the Map screen toolbar.
Search for a location using the Go To dialog box, and select Find activity near here from the info balloon that is displayed at the location.
Click Show List , Show Map & List (Horizontal),or Show Map & List (Vertical) control in the Map screen toolbar, then click the Activity tab in the lower part of the screen.

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Specify the location where the activity occurred. If you clicked Find activity near here after a location search, this field is already filled in.
To populate this field you can:

Click the location tool then click a map location.
Enter part of the address, marker name, or the name of a vehicle that is currently at the location. As you type, a drop-down list opens, listing the results that match your entered text. Select a result from the list.

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Specify the radius of the activity search area. This is a circular search area centered on your chosen map location, address, marker, or vehicle  location. Choose a radius of between 0.03 miles (50 meters) and 6.21 miles (approximately 10km). The default radius is 6.21 miles.
To change the radius of the search area you can:

Edit the Radius field, up to the maximum of 6.21 miles.
Click the blue outline of the search area and drag it in or out, up the maximum of 6.21 miles.

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Specify the date the activity occurred on. You can manually enter a date in the Date field, or click the Calendar icon and use the date picker, or use the Previous and Next  arrows to move to the correct day.

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When the Location and Date fields are populated click Find. The vehicles that were near the specified place at the specified time are listed on the Activity tab. For details on how the entries in this list are chosen, see How is the list of search results populated?

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Specify the earliest time of day the activity could have occurred. You can enter a time directly in the edit box, or click the down arrow and select a time from the drop-down list. This field is hidden by default, but opens when you click Show Options.

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Specify the latest time of day the activity could have occurred. You can enter a time directly in the edit box, or click the down arrow and select a time from the drop-down list. This field is hidden by default, but opens when you click Show Options.

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Select the Stopped & Idle Only check box to search for vehicles that were stopped or idling at the location. If this check box is selected the list will not show any vehicles that passed through the location but did not stop moving. If you clear this check box, the list shows all vehicles that were near the  location. This check box is hidden by default, but is displayed when you click Show Options.

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At the right of the controls is the Show Options or Hide Options link. Click Show Options to see all the controls. Click Hide Options to show only the Location, Radius, and Date fields and the Find button.

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Click Add all to History to add all vehicles in the list to the vehicle history. This link is only displayed when search results are showing on the Activity tab.

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The list of search results are displayed after you click Find. For each vehicle, this list shows:
 

The distance the vehicle was from the specified location.
The name of the vehicle.
The name of the driver assigned to the vehicle.
The speed the vehicle was moving when it was at or near the location.
The earliest time in the time window that the vehicle was at or near the location.
The current address of the vehicle.
An Add to History link. Click the link to display a history of the vehicle that includes the time and place of the activity. To view the Activity tab again, click Find Activity in the Map screen toolbar or click the Activity tab in the lower part of the screen.

Click and drag the column header boundary lines left or right to resize the columns widths.

Click the column header to sort the rows by the column values.

How is the List of Search Results Populated?

The vehicles that were active near the specified location during the specified time period are determined as follows:
 

1.The candidate vehicles are limited to those matching the current filter on the map.
2.For each candidate vehicle, the points recorded in the specified time period are retrieved, and the point closest to the specified location is identified.
3.The closest points for each candidate vehicle are evaluated. A vehicle is considered active if the closest point meets either of the following conditions:
The point falls within 0.6 miles (1 kilometers) of the specified location.
Based on the location, speed and ignition status of the vehicle at the closest point, the vehicle would be capable of moving to within 0.6 miles (1 kilometers) before the next point is recorded, based on a 2 minute logging interval.
4.The active vehicles are sorted based on the proximity of the nearest point to the specified location.