Adding geofence with satellite view


#1

Hello,

When adding a geofence for applications in rural areas where roads are not common, how do we accurately add geofences to events without satellite view? I cannot find a way to manually add the coordinates, and on the location where I intend to put the geofence there is zero reference.


#2

Hello @agrisense,

At the moment the geofence feature just allow draw the geofence from the map view. The devps team already have assigned the task to include the satellite view for the next Q, plus to give the option to include the coordinates manually.

We will keep you update on this topic!

All the best,
Maria C.


#3

Hello, have you made any progress on this issue? We joined Ubidots with our iot devices mainly for monitoring in the agricultural sector, and all of our gps units that work with geofences are currently useless because we have absolutely no way to blindly create geofences without sattellite view. 80% of our devices use this basic functionality, so we are waiting to see if you are able to do something about this.

There is zero data on your maps for all the farm we intend to install gps devices on. So currently ubidots is not really of much use for our company without the ability to create geofences.

Even if you allowed users to enter the coordinates of the corners of the geofences manually. Surely this wont take much time to do.

Alternatively, is there someone in this community that knows of a good alternative to Ubidots that have this basic function?

Hein


#4

Dear @agrisense,

I assigned a note to the Devps Team about the first feature requested which was “Satellite View”, so the team is going to prioritize it for this week. So I will keep you update about it!

From another hand, as I mentioned in the last message, the other feature requested “Assign the coordinates manually” is going to be developed for the next Q, Q3.

Let me know if you have any additional question!

All the best
Maria C.