Did You Know? See Streamed Location Data on a Map

Our Did You Know series brings some of Initial State’s amazing features to attention while giving tips and tricks on how to make the most of them.

Did you know that you can view streamed location data plotted on a map? Because maps are located inside of the Tiles app, you can view the map next to your other data and even have multiple maps in the same view!

Select Map from the “Type” dropdown in the top right corner of the tile while in Edit mode to view your data on a map. You can zoom in and out on a map using the plus and minus buttons in the top left and pan by clicking and dragging.

To see your data pop up on a map it must be in the form of Decimal Latitude and Longitude (36.1667,-86.7833) or Degree, Minutes, Seconds (36° 10′ 0″ N 86° 46′ 0” W). Be sure to send it as one data point!


If you’re looking for a neat application for maps inside of a dashboard, checkout our updated tutorial on building a completely mobile GPS streamer with Raspberry Pi: http://blog.initialstate.com/pi-mobile-gps-streamer/

Oh, and did I mention that the map updates in real-time? Try us for free!

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