We have MASSIVELY advanced our landmark report speed. Large customers will now be able to run month-long landmark reports with ALL VEHICLES and ALL LANDMARKS (although typically they’ll want to use a group of vehicles and a group of landmarks).
I will illustrate on GPS Insight’s “fleet” of 30 or so vehicles (with multiple devices in several vehicles).
We have over 2,000 landmarks defined.
This new report is called the “Landmark” report on the Reports tab of the interface:
Run the new GPS Insight Landmark Report
Then it starts to run and shows you in real time its progress:
Landmark Report Status as it computes
HUGE report spits out in 211 seconds the first time you run it:
Report Completes with Summary Information at top
Bear in mind we quantified 9270 landmark visits across 32 of our 87 defined devices during the month of March in 3 1/2 minutes.
Here is what the detail looks like for my vehicle (only showing the first few landmarks):
GPS Insight Landmark Report detail
This is a LOT of data, of course. You can choose whether or not to show the “passing through” points where the vehicle doesn’t actually stop or idle, and also can group by landmark rather than by vehicle (click on the blue landmark column heading).
Once you’ve run the report once for a set of landmark visits, subsequent runs take half as long typically. Re-Grouping takes less than 2 minutes for almost 10,000 lines of report data:
Landmark visits grouped by landmark vs. vehicle
This significant advancement opens up many other possible enhancements, such as the Landmark Stop dashlet which I will detail in my next blog article.
Most competitors let you run ONE vehicle for all landmarks or ONE landmark for all vehicles.
Not ALL for ALL (or group for group).
This is huge to people who don’t want to run the same report 100 times if they have 100 vehicles (or landmarks).
We think Landmarks are very important so we constantly improve GPS Insight’s ability to use them effectively and throughout the product.
And best of all, it’s a free upgrade (as always)!
It’s still in “Beta” so bear with us while we clean a few things up here & there, but it will be completely ready within a week or so – I just couldn’t wait to talk about this significant upgrade.