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GPS Insight and the US Border

That sounds like a lot more important title than it really is. My family and I went to Mexico for Spring Break last week and came back today. It takes a lot less time to get INTO Mexico than it does to get back. Everyone asked us "How long did you spend in line at the...

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Finding lost vehicles using GPS Insight

About once a month we hear from a customer who has recovered a stolen vehicle using GPS Insight (the other day we heard from a Miracle Method franchisee which led police to a recently stolen vehicle and had it recovered in >> SIX MINUTES > SEVENTY TIMES...

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Cell-based sales notes/report and movement alerts

January was a busy month for us, we completed a number of customer requests and a few stand out. A sales based customer wanted to allow their salespeople to "text in" stop descriptions such as "stopped at Joe's Convenience Store to stock the shelves with our product."...

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Insane Idling times & the associated costs

With the cost of fuel over $3 per gallon, by far, the easiest way to save money with the GPS Insight product is to curb your fleet's idling activity. A GPS Insight salesperson asked our tech support to look into one of his customers' vehicles today, since he used it...

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GPS Insight Map Book Tool now available!

Here is a link to our new Map Book Tool. http://widgets.yahoo.com/widgets/map-book-page-locator Thanks to some hard work from our staff, we have created a new tool for anyone who wishes to use it. As I mentioned in a previous post regarding map books, we have started...

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2 New Year’s Resolutions

After a very good 2007, full of work, play, and growth for GPS Insight, I needed to make 2 new resolutions for 2008. Get back in shape Do more online demos & video documentation of GPS Insight So, today I hit the gym again for the 5th time in the last couple weeks, a...

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Merry Christmas !!!

Merry Christmas to everyone! Here is our GPS Insight version of the Christmas tree -- the US lit up with all the trucks we track every 2 minutes: Thankfully it's mostly red (stopped for > 1 hour) with only a few green/light green (moving/speeding), blue (idling), and...

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Map books meet GPS Insight

I see many of our customers at their locations and they have map books out frequently. A map book is a book with all of the various low-level maps for a city on single pages, and often times, when dispatching a driver somewhere, they will tell them they need to go to...

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View weather data with your GPS Insight vehicle locations

You can now enable near-real time radar and cloud images, as well as forecasts from within the 3D mapping component of GPS Insight. Here is a screenshot: One of the nicest things about the way Google has implemented this within Google Earth is they've put the images...

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Route Reporting in GPS Insight

In an earlier article I mentioned I would do a blog article about the GPS Insight route report. Here I will create a simple route (from my house to work) and run the report to see which of our vehicles ran that route. It should only be (and is) both my vehicle as well...

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Proving a vehicle was towed with GPS Insight

Occasionally for large customers, I will print out a large overview of a day's data, since we have a large format plotter which can print enormous (3 1/2 by 6 foot) images. I had a few minutes the other day & decided to do this for a large Las Vegas based customer...

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