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Using Google Earth to view real-time TracPlus data

TracPlus supports third-party applications for the visualisation of your asset's tracking data, including Google Earth™. Google Earth can only display the most recent 24 hours of your tracking data. It is supported in both the desktop version and the web version (earth.google.com/web

Note: Google Maps does not support real-time TracPlus Data.

Here is what the KML looks like in Google Earth Desktop: 

And in Google Earth Web, a similar view:

The basic KML file attached does not contain any authentication details but in order to use this KML in Google Earth these need to be added.

To do this you will need to use a text editor, such as Notepad++. 

Below are the contents of the file. The central line, starting with <href> must be updated. Replace usercode and password with the usercode and password you're intending to log in with, respectively. The length of the trails can be adjusted by the hours parameter.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2">
      <Link id="TracPlusFeed">

Once these changes have been made, you can either click on the kml file to open Google Earth with the TracPlus data on it, or you can use File -> Open to open the KML. 

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the TracPlus support team on support@tracplus.com or call +64 (3) 477 8656.

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