Introduction to Journeys and Trips
Journeys are saved collections of segments of Asset history that can be displayed on the map interface regardless of whether the map is in Live Mode or History Mode. The individual segments of Journeys are called Trips. Journeys can include any number of Trips, and Trips can include any number of data points.
- Name: to be displayed in the List Panel and on the map interface if the Journey is clicked
- Asset: each Journey is tied to an individual Asset
- Description: displays in the Summary Panel when the Journey is clicked on in the map interface
- Color: to be displayed in both the List Panel and the map interface to distinguish it from other Journeys
- Status: Enabled/Disabled toggle determines whether the Journey is visible in the map interface
Allows users to add Trip segments directly to the Journey. See Trip Fields for more information.
Displays a list of all Trip segments that are included in the Journey, and interactive options for each.
- Edit button: allows users to edit the trip
- Delete button: removes the Trip from the Journey
- Enabled: (display only - edit to modify) whether the Trip will be displayed in the Journey on the map interface; Journeys can be toggled enabled with some or all of their Trips enabled
The list also displays the Name, Begin and End Dates of the segment, and whether all data points or only endpoints are visible.
Journeys in the List Panel
Journeys are dynamic container objects, and their display properties are directly dependent upon the Trips they hold.
In the List Panel, Journeys are primarily containers, but they do support high-level notification summaries. Notification Boxes appear under the name of Journeys just as they do with individual Assets or Asset Journeys, and the indicators will be lit if any of the Trips in the Journey have at least one notification of that type.
Icons and Buttons
The Folder Icon next to each Journey tells the user how many Trips are in the Journey, and can be clicked to toggle the list of Trips in the Journey to be expanded or collapsed.
The Visibility Toggle at the Journey level is both a dynamic toggle and a clickable toggle. If toggled manually, it will behave the same way all Visibility toggles behave. If not toggled manually, it will reflect the nature of the Trips in the Journey, and display as either fully visible, partially visible, or fully invisible.
The multicog icon opens the Journey Options in the details panel.
Journeys in the Details Panel
Clicking the Multicog Button on any Journey will open the Journey Options in the Details Panel. From here, users can edit and delete the Journey, or view all Notification Details of each type for all of the Trips in the Journey.
At the top of the panel, users will find navigational options as well. The name of the selected Journey will appear in a drop-down menu, which allows users to jump between Journeys. Left and Right arrows also allow users to move between Journeys in the order in which they appear in the List Panel.
- Edit Journey: opens the Edit Journey page where users can change the properties of the Journey, Add Trips, Edit existing Trips, or Delete existing Trips
- Delete Journey: deletes the Journey and all Trips contained inside
Other tabs in the Details Panel are for viewing the expanded versions of each Notification type, and allowing users to interact with those Notifications. For more information, see the article on Notifications.
- Name: displays in the List Panel
- Date Range of Data: specify the beginning and end of the Trip segment
- Display Options - Include All Positions: when viewed in the map interface, all positions reported during the date range of data will be visible
- Display Options - Only Show Start and End Positions: when viewed in the map interface, only the most recent and least recent positions reported during the date range of data will be visible
- Status: Enabled/Disabled toggle that determines whether the Trip segment will be visible when the Journey is displayed in the map view
Trips in the List Panel
Because Trips are segments of Asset history, they display in the List Panel as if they are Assets with reported history and notifications that have not been checked.
Users can toggle the visibility of each Trip by clicking the visibility icon, and they can open the Trip Options by clicking the cog button next to the Trip’s name.
Trips in the Details Panel
- Edit Trip: users can edit the Trip segment, and make changes to any of the properties
- Delete Trip: users can delete the Trip segment without changing the Journey or affecting the other Trips. If a user deletes the last remaining Trip in a Journey, it will not delete the Journey, but there will be no data for the Journey to display
Similar to other Details Panel options for objects, Trips have the tabs for the Notification types, allowing users to browse the entire list of each Notification type. (See above for details on each).
- Activity Log
Journeys in Other Map Modules
Journeys can be viewed in any Map interface if their Visibility is toggled on, or they can be viewed in the Journeys Module, where they can also be edited and managed. Journeys are a static display element like Places and Geofences, and they will be the same regardless of viewing mode or active module.
Journeys in the Map Interface
When a Journey is toggled visible, it will display as a static element on any map interface. The Journey will appear as a collection of positions for the Assets that are included, and for the data range of data that has been selected for inclusion. There are display options for Journeys, which allow the user to select whether the entire segment will be displayed with each individual point plotted, or if it will only display the start and end points of the segment. All interpoint lines drawn between Journeys will be dashed lines to differentiate Journeys from regular history lines.
Users that create Journeys comprised of multiple Trips also have the option to toggle the visibility of each individual trip.
The Journeys feature gives users the ability to display significant segments of an asset’s reporting history while simultaneously viewing live or historical data outside of the date range of those Journeys. This provides opportunities for comparisons between multiple sets of data, and for enhanced utility of other features, like Waypoints, for example.
Journeys are also a great way for adventurers to display specific segments of history in things like Shared Views, where they can identify a particular outing, hike, route, or excursion, give it a name, and make it viewable without having to give access to a date range of data they don’t wish to share.