Mapon is an effective fleet management and asset tracking platform featuring a wide range of supported equipment as well as a number of integrations with third-party platforms and services. If the GPS tracking hardware you rely on is not supported by Mapon, you can use flespi in the middle to forward the telemetry data into the Mapon platform.
1. Create a unit in Mapon
Go to the Mapon Partner section;
In the left menu, hover over the devices icon and select New Device;
Select the "Flespi" brand and "Generic" model;
In the S/N field, enter the device identification number (for most devices, this number corresponds to IMEI); note that S/N must be the same as the device ident field in flespi;
Copy authorization key for entering in the flespi platform later;
2. Create a device in flespi
Make sure you have a proper channel in your flespi account (Telematics hub -> Channels) that corresponds to the device protocol;
Navigate to Telematics hub -> Devices -> + to add a new device;
Pick the device type of your GPS tracker from the dropdown and specify your GPS tracker's IMEI in the ident field.
3. Configure a stream in flespi
When in the flespi panel, navigate to Telematics hub -> Streams -> + to add a new stream;
Pick the "mapon" protocol_id;
In the configuration section paste the URI of the Mapon server and the authorization key you copied in step 1 above.
4. Subscribe the stream to the device
- Once the stream is created, click on it to open settings;
- Navigate to the Devices tab;
- Click the green + button to pick the device to forward the data from.
5. Check message delivery
If you see the "stream has sent messages" log records in the stream Logs & Messages tab, it means flespi started forwarding the data via the stream:
And you should now see the telemetry data come to the Mapon platform:
And you can also see all the incoming data in more detail:
To stay in sync with all improvements and changes to the Mapon stream, subscribe to the change log on the forum.