The "wialon-lbs-geocoding" plugin type is used to apply Wialon LBS service functionality to resolve the coordinates of GSM base stations into position coordinates. This may be helpful if for some reason GPS data is unavailable.
Click on the "+" button in the Telematics Hub -> Plugins section to create a new plugin:
Let's define a new plugin to resolve coordinates into addresses:
We recommend to put into validate_message field next value: "$position.latitude == 0 || $position.longitude == 0 || $position.valid == false". This filter will activate plugin only for messages that do not contain valid coordinates or which coordinates are invalid.
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 position.lbs.latitude and position.lbs.longitude fields 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
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