June 25, 2024

Asset tracking has become increasingly crucial across various industries and applications. Whether you’re a logistics company monitoring your fleet, a conservation organization tracking wildlife, or an individual passionate about outdoor adventures, the ability to track and visualize the movement of assets in real-time can be invaluable. 

Today, we are excited to announce the release of the new Advanced Map widget in the Arduino Cloud, a powerful tool that allows you to track the movement and location of your IoT devices over time.

What is the Advanced Map in Arduino Cloud?

Advanced Map is a widget, currently available for Maker and Maker Plus plans in the Arduino Cloud, designed to provide users with an enhanced mapping experience. Unlike the existing Map widget, which displays the current location of devices, the Advanced Map widget takes tracking capabilities a step further by visualizing the historical positions of your devices over time.

This powerful widget not only allows you to monitor the real-time positions of your devices but also shows their movement patterns and historical data. With this invaluable information at your fingertips, you can gain deeper insights and make more informed decisions about your assets.

Advanced Map: Use cases and applications

The Advanced Map widget opens up a world of possibilities for various industries and applications.

  • Asset tracking for logistics and supply chain management: Monitor the movement of goods and inventory in real-time, optimizing delivery routes and ensuring timely arrivals.
  • Fleet management for transportation companies: Track your vehicles, monitor driver behavior, and optimize fleet utilization for increased efficiency and cost savings.
  • Drone tracking: Keep a watchful eye on your drone operations, ensuring compliance with regulations and enhancing safety.
  • Wildlife tracking for conservation projects: Gain valuable insights into the movement patterns and behaviors of wildlife, contributing to effective conservation efforts.
  • Personal projects and hobbies: Whether you’re an adventurer tracking your outdoor explorations or a hobbyist monitoring your projects, the Advanced Map widget offers endless opportunities for creativity.

Track a mobile phone

You can track a mobile phone with the IoT Remote app installed and the “Phone as Device” feature enabled. This opens up a new set of applications, from child or elder people care, to outdoor activities tracking.

The benefits of the Advanced Map

The Advanced Map widget comes with a range of features and benefits:

  • Track your assets’ real-time position:  Stay up-to-date with the exact locations of your devices in real-time, enabling you to take immediate action when necessary.
  • Visualize historical position data: Gain a comprehensive understanding of your assets’ movement patterns by visualizing their historical positions on the map during a selected period of time. This feature empowers you to analyze trends, identify inefficiencies, and optimize your operations.
  • Follow in real-time the creation of the track You can visualize in real time not only the position of the device, but also the track that is being created.

In summary, with the Advanced Map widget, you can monitor your assets more effectively, reducing the risk of loss or misplacement and ensuring optimal utilization. The data provided provides you with valuable insights, enabling data-driven decision-making and informed strategic planning.

Why choose Arduino Cloud — in 5 points

The Arduino Cloud is more than just a platform for IoT asset tracking in a map; it’s a comprehensive IoT solution for connected projects of all sizes and complexities:

1. Build your IoT project quickly: With its intuitive and user-friendly interface, the Arduino Cloud makes IoT accessible to users of all skill levels, from beginners to experts.
2. Develop from anywhere: The Arduino Cloud features an online development environment that mimics the Arduino IDE experience and helps you create from anywhere.
3. Visualize your sensor data easily: The Arduino Cloud becomes your own control center allowing you to talk to your devices and monitor them from anywhere with beautiful customizable dashboards.
4. Learn, play, scale: Whether you’re working on a small personal project or a large-scale enterprise solution, the Arduino Cloud can adapt to your needs, providing the flexibility and scalability required for growth.
5. Get all the support and resources you need for your project: Join a vibrant community of IoT enthusiasts, professionals, and experts, and benefit from the large catalog of resources and tutorials, and the community support to enhance your skills and projects.

Get started with the Advanced Map widget

Advanced Map in the Arduino Cloud is a game-changer for asset tracking, unlocking new possibilities and empowering users to take their projects to the next level. With its real-time tracking capabilities, historical data visualization, and a suite of powerful features, this new widget opens up exciting opportunities for various industries and applications.

To get started with the Advanced Map widget, check out our documentation. We encourage you to explore this new feature and share your experiences and feedback with us.

Upgrade to Arduino Cloud Maker plan today and get 20% off  with code CLOUD20MAY (offer is valid until June 15th, for users who aren’t currently on any paid plan), and create a new breed of IoT applications with advanced asset tracking capabilities.

Need more time? Get started for free and join the growing community of IoT enthusiasts and professionals who trust Arduino Cloud to bring their ideas to life.