Locations are where you register Gateways and Devices. Locations can easily be arranged in hierarchies through parent/child relationships, for example:
- Country -> City -> Office Address
- City -> Building -> Floor -> Room
Since hierarchies are agnostic to vertical, they are defined by the administrator and can have unlimited levels.
A Location does not have to be a geographically static place; it can be a vehicle such as a car, a bus, or a truck. Nor does it have to refer to a single, specific point. Since locations group things into logical categories, you could use Locations like Engines, Fans, Cows, or Boxes for asset tracking.
The position of a Location, Device, and Gateway can be plotted on a map or a drawing and shown on the Dashboard. This information can also be exposed via APIs and used when building end-user applications where information about position is needed.
- Click on a Location to open it.
- Click on the arrow to the right of any Location to see its child Locations.
Navigation: Settings -> Locations
- Click on the Device Network (has a cloud icon) to add a top level Location.
- Click on any Location (has a house icon) to edit it or add child Locations to it.
Note that to delete a Location, you first have to delete its Devices and then its Gateways; see Gateway.