It's useful to understand exactly where drivers are stopping. By leveraging the Samsara Address Book, users can upload known locations that drivers frequently visit and then display them on the map.
To import many places at once, reference Importing Places into Address Book in Bulk.
To access the Samsara Address Book from the Cloud Dashboard, navigate from Settings > Addresses/Geofences. Once there, click on Add Address to add a single location, or Upload CSV to add a set of addresses.
Addresses can be uploaded in a variety of formats:
- Add in dashboard: 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.
Upload from CSV: 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 lat-long 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.
Once the places 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. Furthermore, these places can then be used to create geofence alerts around these locations. Below is an example of a saved Address Book entry on the Fleet map.