LiGO® and LiGO® ACCESS combine to offer a rich API (Application Program Interface) that allows automation of a wide range of tasks. Functions are provided that allow users to pull reports and tracks on demand. LiGO® ACCESS can be configured to push post-processed data that can convert positions to a customer specified coordinate space, convert times to local including taking into account daylight savings time. LiGO® ACCESS can also push post-processed tracks that can be filtered on work, such as street sweeping or snow plowing and can include aggregated information like average speed.
What are API’s how do they help?
API’s short for Application Programming Interface, is a characteristic of any software which allows it to connect different devices, and applications by allowing the transfer of data. It is what allows us to book a reservation at a hotel with just a few clicks on a device. It is the link between a command and results in times when the system in which you create the command, and the system in which the results derive from are separate. One analogy would compare an API to the pizza hut employee who takes your call places the order, and then sends the delivery driver in your direction. API’s effectively make communication between different applications possible whilst also enabling the use of the same data for different functions. The beauty of API’s is that the work they do is all behind the scenes, similar to code on a webpage; even though you can’t see it the code is constantly working to do whatever the input demands of it.
Here is a short list of some of the practical uses of LiGO® ACCESS for field operations. as we have mentioned API’s serve the purpose of allowing the transfer of information from one system to the next
A vehicle location can be added into your systems and represents a position with latitude, longitude, address information, and other vehicle related data. This is a real-time location of a vehicle fed to your business systems.
These are bread crumbs that contain velocity and Geographic information (LL) -i.e., for Esri and Google Maps applications.
Metadata objects for tracks. TrackInfo describes the geographical and time bounds of a track along with distance.
Trips (LiGO® historic tracks)
A trip represents the travel between engine on/ engine off. The trip contains distance, max speed, start and end TrackPoints along with meta data for the trip. Calculated based on TrackInfo and Engine On/Off points.
These are events such as speeding, idling, harsh driving, geofence violation and other events that system captures automatically that can be provided to your systems.
Job data completed in LiGO® available to your external business systems. This includes job number, description, start, stop, comments, assigned to and additional custom fields.