Job Maps

Administrators, Supervisors and Clients can create maps of Delivery Areas. When the Job is finished and the GPS tracks loaded to a job, Company Users and Clients will see the GPS tracks overlaid over the job map.

Job maps are not mandatory, but they provide a few benefits:

  • They make sure the map can be automatically centered and zoomed to fit your entire job on the screen.
  • They make it visually easier to see the tracks inside your job area.
  • They’re a great way to demonstrate to your client that you’ve completed the work they asked for.

At the least, we recommend you include at least a rough map with your job.

Users can create two types of maps. 1 - Custom Maps and 2 - Boundary Maps.

  1. Custom maps are hand drawn maps containing one or more polygons representing the areas of work for your job.
  2. Boundary maps are pre-drawn boundaries from our database. At present we only have boundaries for postal code areas in certain countries (US, UK, AU) but we’ll be adding more over time. (Note: Postcode Boundary Areas cannot be edited)
    Let us know what pre-defined boundaries would be useful to you. If we get enough interest we’ll be sure to add it.

The job map is typically created during the Job Wizard…

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… but can also be edited or created for any active job (not marked complete or archived) by clicking the edit map icon.

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1 – Custom Job Maps

Select Custom in the Map Toolbar. Use the Search box to enter a place name or postcode nearest to your job area and press the Enter key.

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To begin drawing a Custom Map click New in the Tool Bar.

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Once drawing mode is enabled, the mouse cursor should become Crosshairs when moved over the map.

Click on the map in each location you wish to place a corner.

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To complete the map, connect the line back to start point and click on the white box

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A finished Custom Delivery Area should look like this

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You can add multiple Delivery Locations by clicking on New and drawing additional areas.

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Editing Custom Maps

To unlock Custom Maps for editing, click on a polygon/shape you wish to modify

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A dialogue box will appear. Click Edit or Delete

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The Delivery Area will now be unlocked for editing. Click and drag the white boxes to make changes.

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When you have finished editing click on the Delivery Area to lock the edit.

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Loading Maps from other Jobs

The Load function allows you to load Delivery Areas from other Jobs onto Custom Maps.

You can Load Delivery Areas from other Jobs on a clear map, or add them to Areas already on a Job Map.

To Load Delievry Areas:

Click Load on the Tool Bar.

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Enter at least the first three letters of a Job Name

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Select the Job you want to load Delivery Areas from and click Add

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Deleting Delivery Areas

Delete individual Delivery Areas by clicking on the Area and clicking Delete

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Click Clear in the Tool Bar to delete all Delivery Locations from the map.

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2 – Boundary Maps

Boundaries are linked to job locations. When creating a job, make sure you select the locations that correspond to the boundaries you want. You should also be using postal codes for your searches (rather than place names).

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On the map editing screen select the layer you wish to use – eg for Australia this is Postcode Areas (POAs), for US this is Zip Codes (ZCTAs):

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Boundaries will automatically be loaded for the selected Postcodes:

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Boundaries can be turned on and off by clicking on the boxes next to the boundaries in the Map Toolbox

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In the UK, three levels of postcode boundaries are available – Area, Sector and District.

Select the appropriate boundary set from the dropdown to display Districts and Sectors associated with the Job Locations you have selected.

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Sharing Job Maps

You can share a Job Map with staff and clients by clicking on the Email Map link on the Job Page.

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This will generate an email with a map link embedded. Add an email address and any message text you would like to include and click Send

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Map links are also emailed to Clients when a Job is completed.

Click on the Complete Job button on the bottom of the Job Page and an email will be sent to the Client with a link to the completed Job Map with GPS tracks overlaid.

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