The "google-wifi-geolocation" plugin type is used to apply Google Wi-Fi geolocation functionality to resolve information about Wi-Fi nodes into location data and accuracy radius. The plugin will add the following parameters into the message: position.wifi.google.latitude, position.wifi.google.longitude, position.wifi.google.accuracy.
Important: you need to have a Google Geolocation API key to make the plugin work.
Click on the "+" button in the Telematics Hub -> Plugins section to create a new plugin:
Let's define a new plugin to resolve Wi-Fi information into location data:
Then we need to assign this plugin to the right devices. Go to the Plugins tab for the required device and click the "+" button:
And then you should be able to see the location fields (position.wifi.google.latitude, position.wifi.google.longitude, position.wifi.google.accuracy) in the new device messages. Go to the Logs & Messages tab for the given device to check:
Performance and stability considerations
- The use of plugins may result in slower messages registration in the flespi platform since it is preceded by requests to the third-party system.
- We cannot guarantee the performance or stability of the third-party systems involved in the process — in case of their service interruptions flespi will not be able to save messages to devices and will respond with negative ACK and will also terminate the connection if the required flag is set.
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More plugin types
Find a comprehensive list of available plugin types here.