Multi-histories

If your version includes a History tab in the map list views, you can view history information in three different ways:
 

A Gantt chart-like timeline is displayed on the history tab. It lists color-coded information about the movements and status of each vehicle you are watching. The history tab also contains controls for configuring what information you want to see.
A trail of icons on the map's history layer let you quickly grasp the routes the vehicles are following and their status at each point along those routes.
A list of events is displayed in the history details pop-up, where each event is either a report from a vehicle while it was moving or a change of status when the vehicle was not moving. The details pop-up also lets you configure the appearance of a vehicle's history trail on the history layer of the map and to refresh the history data or launch a vehicle history report.

Multi-histories can follow the history of a vehicle, a driver (including changes of vehicles during the history time frame), or a mixture of vehicles and drivers.

History Tab

The History tab is displayed below or to the right of the main map. If the history tab is not visible, you can display it using the list view controls in the Map toolbar. The history tab lets you view timelines, which summarize history information for one or more vehicles. It also lets you add or remove vehicle histories and control various aspects of the history display.

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History Layer: The History Layer check box lets you toggle whether the map shows history trails for the vehicles you are watching or the current status of your vehicles with no history information.

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Date controls: The date controls let you specify the time period of the history. To select a day type into the edit box or click the drop-down arrow to open a calendar. If there is currently a date selected you can click the arrow controls to move forward or backward by one day.

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Icon control: The icon control lets you specify which icons are displayed on history trails on the map. The options are:
 

All Events: Show all icons for the position and status of each vehicle for every event in the entire period of the history
Current Only: Show a single icon for the position and status of the vehicle under the cursor in the timeline.ry.
Key Events: Show the icons for every point where a vehicle changed its status during the period of the history (and, on driver histories, where the driver submitted a form).
Trail Only: Show only the route taken by each vehicle on the day of the history. The trail is shown by an animated line of dashes. The dashes move in the direction that the vehicle moved. The color of the trail is the color of the square that is displayed to the left of the corresponding history timeline.

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Color By: The Color By control lets you specify how the timeline is colored, so that you can highlight different types of information. The options are:
 

Unit Status: Sections of the timeline are colored to indicate the status of each vehicle (moving, idle, stopped, or no signal). The colors for each status are configurable, and match the status colors of used in vehicle clusters on the map. By default, the colors are green for moving, red for stopped, blue for idle, and yellow for no signal.
Marker color: The status colors on the timeline are dimmed, and the marker icons that indicate when the vehicle stopped at a marker are displayed in the color associated with the marker type.
Warnings: The status colors on the timeline are dimmed, and any time the vehicle generated a warning is displayed in red, so that you can quickly locate and examine these problem points.
Congregation: The status colors on the timeline are dimmed. Points when two or more vehicles are stopped within 170 feet (50 meters) of each other. All vehicles that are stopped in proximity to each other are given the same congregation color. If another vehicle joins a congregation, the color changes to a new congregation color. Similarly, if a vehicle leaves a congregation, the color changes to a new congregation color.

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Add unit controls: You can add vehicles to the list of vehicle histories you are watching as follows:
 

1.Type all or part of the vehicle name in the edit box. A list of vehicles with names that match the term you entered is displayed.
2.Select the vehicle you want to see.
3.Click Add unit.

To clear the vehicle name you entered, click the small "X"  that is displayed to the right of the edit box.

You can examine the histories of up to 20 vehicles at one time.

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Remove all: Click Remove all to clear the list of all vehicle histories.

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Unit (or driver) controls: The following icons and controls are displayed to the left of each vehicle timeline:
 

Vehicle color: A colored square is displayed to indicate the color of the history trail on the map for the vehicle shown in the timeline. Click this square to toggle the visibility of the route in the history layer.
Vehicle name: The name of the vehicle shown in the timeline is displayed immediately to the right of the vehicle color. Click a vehicle name to display a menu of tasks you can select for that vehicle.
Show details listing: Click Show Details Listing to display the vehicle details pop-up for the vehicle, opened to its history tab. The controls in this pop-up are described in the History details pop-up section.
Show: Click the eye button to zoom and pan the map so that it shows the entire history trail for the vehicle.
Remove unit: Click the "X" at the right of the unit controls to remove a single vehicle from the history list.

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Resize bar: When you hover over the resize bar, the cursor changes to a double-headed arrow. When you see the double-headed arrow, you can click the bar and drag it left or right to resize the adjacent panels (the unit controls and the vehicle timelines).  

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Zoom controls: Click the + and - buttons in the lower left corner of the timeline panel to adjust the scale on the timeline.

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Timelines: The timeline for each vehicle or driver displays the status of the vehicle (driver's vehicle) on the selected date, using the time scale indicated by the labels at the top of the list of timelines.
 

When a vehicle stops at a marker, the icon for the marker is displayed on the timeline.
When the vehicle is stopped, the address of the vehicle's location is written on the timeline.
When an electric vehicle starts charging, the Charging icon is displayed on the timeline.
If your account includes support for jobs, the number of the job is displayed on the timeline. If there are any problems associated with the job, a small alert icon is displayed in the lower right corner of the job number. If a job is scheduled in the future, it is displayed as a small "Stop" sign.
If your account includes support for driver forms, a form icon is displayed on the timeline at times when driver forms were submitted.
When the vehicle is moving, a chart indicates the vehicle speed relative to the speed limit at the vehicle's location. (The speed limit is shown as a horizontal line.)

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Current time: A vertical line indicates the current time in the vehicle history. As you hover over the timeline, the current time changes to track your mouse movements. This line can act as a guide to pinpoint the exact time you want to select for the currently selected event on the map's history layer

Hover along one of the timelines to cause the map layer to "replay" the history of a vehicle on the specified day.

History Layer

The history layer is displayed when the History Layer check box in the history tab is selected. The map shows trails of icons that let you see the route taken during the day of the history by every vehicle you have added to the history.

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History layer: The history layer label indicates that the map is in "history" mode. You can click the "X" to remove the history layer, returning the map to its normal mode, where it shows the present location of all vehicles. This is the same as clearing the History Layer check box in the controls above the history timelines.

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Event summary: Details about the currently selected event are displayed in an info balloon attached to the selected icon. The details include:
 

The time of the event (the time the vehicle was at the indicated location).
The name of the vehicle that generated the event.
The name of the driver assigned to the vehicle at the time of the event.
The status of the vehicle at the time of the event. If the vehicle generated a warning at that time, the status is displayed in red.
If the vehicle is at a job, the name of the job where the vehicle is stopped.
If the vehicle is at a marker, the name of the marker where the vehicle is located.
If the vehicle is at a marker, the category of the vehicle where the vehicle is stopped.
The address of the vehicle at the time of the event.

Note that on driver histories, if the event is the submission of a driver form, the Event summary includes different information, including:
 

The time of the event (the time when the driver submitted the form)
The name of the form, with a link to the form in the driver forms screen.
The name of the driver who submitted the form.
The location from which the form was submitted.

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History Trail: The route taken by each vehicle on the day of the history is shown by an animated line of dashes. The dashes move in the direction that the vehicle moved. The color of the trail is the color of the square that is displayed to the left of the corresponding history timeline. To change this color for any trail use the history details list for the vehicle.

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Event icon: Events along a history trail are shown by vehicle icons (or, on driver histories, by vehicle icons, and form icons). Each icon indicates the status of the vehicle (or the marker or job that the vehicle was stopped at) at the time of the event or, if it is a form icon (), it indicates that the driver submitted a form at that time. You can use the icon control on the history tab to configure whether history trails show icons for all events, only the events where the vehicle changed its status (or a driver submitted a form), or no events other than the currently selected event.

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Selected icon: The icon for the currently selected event appears larger than the other event icons. There are two ways to select one of the history events:
 

Hover over a one of the history timelines. The event represented by that point in the timeline becomes selected in the corresponding history trail.
Click one of the events listed in the history details pop-up for a vehicle.

History Details Pop-up

The history tab of the vehicle details pop-up shows a list of all the events over the day of the history for a specific vehicle. Each event is either a report from the vehicle while it was moving or a change of status when the vehicle was not moving. The pop-up also provides summary information for the entire history period, and contains a few additional controls for the history of the vehicle.

To view this pop-up:
 

Click Show Details Listing on the left side of the row for the desired vehicle in the history tab.
Click a vehicle name that is displayed in an info balloon of the map, then select the history tab of the pop-up.
Double-click the row for a vehicle in the vehicles list, then select the history tab of the pop-up.
Click a vehicle name and location in the Find Nearest Vehicles list, then select the history tab of the pop-up.

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Report and Animation: Use the drop-down list on the right to set the animation speed. You can then click the Play button on the left to start an animation cycling through the points of the history. You can also drag the cursor on the animation bar manually. The View report link launches a detailed history report for the vehicle on the day of the history and control.

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Display Options: Click the square for the color you want to assign to the vehicle. The selected color is displayed as the solid square. Once selected, the color is used for the history trail of the vehicle in the map's history layer, and labels the timeline for the vehicle in the history tab. If you select Hide Trail, the history trail shows icons only, with no trail line, and the history tab has no colored dot on the row for the vehicle.

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Summary: Gives summary statistics for the vehicle over the time of the history.

If the vehicle was either stopped or idling for an extended period at the start or end of the day the history covers, the history period is extended to include the entire time the vehicle was stopped or idle. This can lead to summary statistics that add up to more than a single day.

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Details: Lists the time, status, driver, and location of every event during the time period that the history covers. In some versions, the GPS quality of the point is also shown as a bar graph below the status icon.

Click an event in the list to view the event summary pop-up on the map's history layer. When you click the location link a drop-down menu is also displayed, with options such as "Find nearest vehicles", "Create marker here", and "Copy to clipboard".