It's helpful to understand exactly where drivers are stopping. By using the Samsara Address Book, users can upload known locations that drivers frequently visit and then display them on the map.
To access the Samsara Address Book from the Cloud Dashboard, admins can navigate to Settings > Addresses/Geofences. Once there, click on Add Address to add a single location, or Upload CSV to add a set of addresses.
Admins can also add addresses in the dashboard by following these steps:
Select Add an Address. In the window, add a site name and a site address. Once an address has been found, the geofence for the site can be drawn. Click “Add Address” to complete the entry in the address book.
Note that the address can be entered as a street address (eg.123 Fake St, Springfield) or a latitude and longitude in decimal format (eg. 37.818440,-122.478441). Latitude and Longitude coordinates should be separated by a comma only, no additional spaces in between the values.
- Upload from CSV: Select Bulk Operations > Add New Addresses. Upload a .csv file with one column titled Description and one column titled Address. The address column can contain a street address or a comma-separated latitude-longitude pair. Note that the "default radius" is used for all locations in the CSV. The geofence shape or radius can then be edited for individual locations simply by clicking on Edit for the location. Also, ensure that the file is formatted exactly as the sample template. You could reference Importing Places into Address Book in Bulk.
Once the locations have been uploaded, the descriptions for each address will show up on the map on the Fleet tab within the dashboard, in the specified locations. If a Samsara gateway's location is within two or more overlapping geofences, the gateway will be associated with whichever geofence has a closer center point (shown with a red dot when creating a geofence).
Below is an example of a saved Address Book entry on the Fleet map.