Using Live Map

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Search Menu

Click the search icon in the left top corner to access search and filtering options.



Search by Stops, Routes, Vehicle Types, or Fuel Types

When searching by Vehicle or Stops, there are now map display options to display Stops, Traffic, and All Routes.


When searching by Routes, you can pick any route(s) from the drop-down. 

When searching by Routes, you can filter the results by Vehicle Type. Fixed route vehicle types will always display on the map, subject to other active filter categories (ex: Filtering by fuel type will always show fixed route vehicles of the selected fuel types, along with any other vehicle types selected that have the filtered fuel types).

You can further filter the results by Fuel Type, but you must first select a Route or Vehicle Type.


Checking the Stops checkbox will show all the stops on any selected route.


Clicking on the Reset or Reset Filters buttons will reset/deselect all the picked options, and the map will show no routes.



Zoom in

There are 3 different levels of zoom views. The furthest shows routes and vehicles.


When you start zooming in, small icons for stops will start coming up on the map.


And if you zoom in even closer, you will see larger icons for stops and distinctions between route colors. Some stop icons will show two, three, or even more colors representing different routes.


Stop and Vehicle Icons

The rainbow icon for a stop represents more than three routes that go through that stop. The information card will show the list of all the routes:


Charging stops are shown with a black plug displayed in the middle of the icon.


Clicking on the Charging stop will show the information card for that stop with the same charging icon in the left top corner of the card.


When viewing routes, a vehicle's icon now shows the vehicle’s current heading.


See Live Map Legend for definitions of all the Live Map icons, including different fuel types, alerts, and stops.

If the charge is too low on an electric bus, you can alert the vehicle operator. Click the mceclip2.png button and select ALERT THE BUS DRIVER.



Vehicle Card

Clicking on the vehicle icon will show the card with the vehicle info: Bus #, Route, Driver, Run #, Trip #, Direction, Speed, Load Capacity, Charge (if applicable), Upcoming Stops, etc. At the bottom of the card three links will lead the user to the Add Incident page, Decision Support section or Route Ladder functionality.


LOAD shows the number of filled seats out of the total number of seats on the bus (example, 38 filled, 40 total). The load status bar also indicates how full the bus is by changing color. Green is less than 50% full, orange is 50-90% full, and red greater than 90% full.


CHARGE shows the charge percentage remaining for electric buses. The charge status bar also indicates how full the battery is by changing color. Green is 30%+ full, yellow is 15%-29% full, and red 14% or less full.

The Follow/Unfollow button allows the user to toggle the map to follow a specific vehicle. The map will pan and adjust to continue following this vehicle’s route.

TIP: The Live Map does not show a time point vs. a regular stop.
The icon that displays on Live Map is exclusively determined by the Fleets fuel type setting.

Map Layers

There are a couple of additional layers that can be added to the map. One of them is a traffic overlay. Checking the Traffic checkbox will show busy areas highlighted in red. See Live Map Legend for more detail.


The toggle button switches between a standard street map and satellite imagery.


If there are several vehicles in one spot, the map will show the bubble with the number on it indicating the number of vehicles clustered together in that location. This makes it easier to quickly see at-a-glance where there is a high density of vehicles in a particular location.  Clicking on the icon quickly zooms into that area to view the individual vehicles' icons.



Communications Dock

The Communications icon opens the Communications dock that allows the user to see all the communications details including queued messages and message history.

More details on the full screen Communication section can be found in the Communications ETMS article. 


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