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Beacon Mapping

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016 10:13AM CDT
You can map beacons to floor plans in the web app by selecting a site and pressing the Maps toggle from within a site. 

To upload a map to a site without maps, press the Add Maps button. 

After adding a map the first thing to do is set the map scale by pressing on the Set Scale button on the top of the mapping window.  It is important to set the scale in order for beacon range estimations to be properly rendered.

After pressing set scale, a scaling tool will appear in the center top of your map.

Place the scale measure in a location with a known scale as shown above.  Enter the distance covered by the measure into the input area making sure to select the appropriate unit.  Remember to press Save to save this configuration.

To add a beacon to the map, first select the beacon you wish to add by clicking on the beacon title in the Unmapped Beacon section of the Beacon Info pop-out.  Press Map Beacon to add the beacon.  The beacon will appear in the center of the map.  You must unlock the map to move beacons.

Remember to press Save Beacon to save a beacon's location change.

Mapping Settings

Beacon Display

The beacon display toggle has three different options for displaying beacon range:
Off - No range displayed.


Static - A beacon signal radius is displayed.

Blink - The beacon radius blinks according to the Target Speed of the beacon.

Toggle Grid

This setting places distance marks in meters along the top and left sides of your map.

Range Display
Range display sets different beacon view settings:
Show labels:
Show near and labels: 
Show far, near, and labels:

Note: If using the Show Near or Show Far settings, be sure to select either Static or Blink from the Beacon Display drop down.

Lock/Unlock Beacons
The Lock Beacons and Unlock Beacon toggles allow you to enable and disable beacon movement around the map.

Light Theme/Dark Theme
This toggle allows you to alter the colors used to show a beacon's range.

Using Multiple Regions
The mapping tool shows multiple regions in different colors.  This gives a visual guide to how an iOS device may encounter separate regions within a single layout.  In the example below, the end cap beacon in the center is on a different region than the beacons around it.

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