- You will see a grid of tracking Devices with ID numbers, Names, or Aliases. Also shown is the Operation the Device is assigned to for tracking. In addition, you will see the Dates and Times the Device last reported and the length of time since its last report. The Device’s Heading, Speed, Longitude, Latitude and Location may also be included in the information.
Note: Not all Devices used have advanced capabilities
therefore, every report from a Device may be different.
- A Device listing highlighted in red means it is in Panic Alert mode.
These are groups of map Features (geofences and points of interest) displayed within a Map Overlay. The groups are not Overlays, but are displayed using the Map Overlay function to add or remove them from a Base Map. There is no limit to the number of Features that can display in a Group.
- Click below Features Groups to add a new Feature Group, or see the groups already created which are listed in the Feature Groups grid.
Features are individual on-screen images (geofences, boundaries, map locations) created by Ops Users or Operators. Features are usually geo-fence type images that pinpoint locations, create obstacles, establish boundaries or highlight specific intelligence points.
- Click Features in the submenu to see a list of Features associated with your Operations, or that have been assigned to you.
Maps are digital images of land and sea. Maps also show physical features such as cities and roads. To see maps in this workspace:
- Open Menu > Views > Maps. Use the submenu to add a New Map, see your Base Map (1) or create a quick on-screen history of a Device’s movements called a Bread Crumb trail.
- To insert a new (or second) map over the base map,.
- When asked, enter a new name for the map, such as ‘View of Washington’. The new, smaller map will appear over the Base map as seen below.
An Operation is a container used to store project information. This container allows you to group tracking project information in one place. Each Operation may include lists of assigned Devices, Team members and Map Features. Attachments may include lists of project objectives, project backgrounds, and history. Other information may include names of subjects, agency contact lists, operation photographs, legal documentation (warrants) and other supporting data. Once added to the Operation, all information is easily accessible without leaving the Application environment.
Note: Operation files provide a permanent record of what happened on your Operation and to the parties involved.
Note: If you create an Operation in Evolution, it is never be removed from the software unless officially archived.
- To create a new Operation file container, click + Add New Operation. This action will take you to the Operation Builder Tool.
- To see Operation files that have already been created by others and you have permission to see view, click Menu > Views > Operations > Operation Grid. Here you will find a grid of assigned Devices that you can track if you are a User.
Application tracks not only Devices, but also Radios used by Support Teams (if your agency supports a specialized team). This option is currently not available to US customers.
The Report tools recreate and analyze the tracking the history of a Device.
To create a Device report:
- Open the Menu > Views > Reports.
- Under Reports, select Basic and/or Advanced History Filter tools to begin creating historical tracking reports used for analysis.
- The Reports Grid shows the most recent activity reports sent from tracking Devices.
Rules are commands that control triggers activated when movement, action or situations affect a map Feature.
For example, if a Device enters or leaves a Feature, like geofence, a Rule can be created that will send an alert of the breach to the Base Map, to an email address and text messages to Operation stakeholders and Users.
- To check forRulesassociated with a Feature, open Menu > Views > Rules.
- In the Rules grid, see if a Rule has been added, enabled, or suppressed, and what conditions need to occur before the Rule triggers.
A Tree is a ‘directory’ of everything that has been assigned to you by your Administrator.
The Tree is used in daily tracking operations as a navigation alternative to using the Menu.
To see your Tree, click Views > Tree in the menu.
Note: Another way to view the Tree is to click the Tree icon in the toolbar.
- Scroll down the Tree to see your authorizations, Operations, Devices, and Features etc.
Workspaces group Operations, Devices, Features and a desktop layout into a selectable ‘container’ that Application calls a Workspace. These are on-screen working locations that contain the tools needed to track Devices. Click here to see your assigned or saved workspaces:
- Open the Menu > Views > Workspaces.
A grid appears containing all the Workspaces assigned to you. Right-click on the listing you want to load, delete or edit. If no workspaces are assigned, you can create one.