Edit Tracking Area Groups

Tracking Area Groups enable the editing of multiple tracking areas at the same time. This makes it easy and efficient to mange the configurations for multiple similar tracking areas in your project. For example, if you have a building with multiple floors, all of which have similar characteristics, editing the configurations for all of the tracking areas at once will be much more effective than changing the settings for every tracking area individually.

This topic will walk you through the different tracking area group configurations available in the QSP and how to edit them.

  1. Open the project in the QSP.
  2. In the object tree on the left, open the list of Tracking Area Groups.
  3. Click on the tracking area group that you want to edit in the object tree. This will open the object info panel on the right.

    Tip: When opening a project file that was created with a QSP version that predates the tracking area groups feature, the QSP will automatically generate suitable tracking area groups for your project. Each group will contain all of the tracking areas that have similar configurations. They will be named Autogeneratedxxx, but you can change the name to something more descriptive in the object info panel.
  4. Edit the settings to best suit your project:

    1. Name - Give the group a descriptive name that will help you identify the group later.
    2. Notes - Add some notes to describe the purpose of the tracking area group.
    3. Area Type - Select the area type for this tracking area group. The options are Open, SemiConfined and Confined.
    4. Allow 3D/Only 3D - Select whether to allow 3D tracking for this tracking area group, or whether the tracking areas in the group are solely for 3D implementations. By default, the tracking area group will be set to track 2D areas, as the Quuppa system is primarily designed for 2D deployments. If you do want to implement a 3D deployment, we recommend that you first contact Quuppa support at [email protected] as they can help you to optimise the project plan for this purpose.
    5. Snap to polygon distance [m] - Select the snap to polygon distance for the tracking area group. This setting allows you to adjust the size of the buffer around the edge of a polygon in which the tags will still be pulled into the polygon. For example, if the distance is set to the default 0.5 meters, any tags within the 0.5 meter edge outside of the polygon will be positioned inside the polygon by the system. This setting is particularly useful in cases where you know for certain that the tag cannot pass through the polygon edges (e.g. if they are physical walls), as it can ensure that the system does not position tags that are just at the edge of the polygon as outside the polygon.
    6. Accuracy threshold [m] - Select the accuracy threshold for the tracking area group. This feature allows you to edit the level of positioning accuracy error that will be tolerated and exposed by the Quuppa Positioning Engine (QPE). So, for example, with the default setting of 20 meters, the QPE will expose positioning data when the positioning accuracy is under 20 meters. While this feature is useful for optimising your deployment, we recommend caution when using it as tuning the threshold to much may compromise the amount of available and exposed positioning data for your project.
      Tip: Adjust the value to slightly above the desired accuracy so that values on the edge of the threshold are not discarded. For example, if you want to adjust the value to 1 meter, we would recommend that you use an accuracy threshold of about 1.5 meters.
    7. Tracked Tags - Select which tag groups will be included for this tracking area. The default selection is All tags, which means that the system will automatically track any and all tags that enter this tracking area. By selecting a specific tag group, you can exclude the unselected tag groups from tracking in this tracking area, effectively telling the system that these types of tags are not expected to enter this tracking area and so don't need to be tracked.
  5. Now you can add tracking areas to this group. The settings applied here will be applied to any tracking areas added to the tracking area group. For more information, see the Add New Tracking Area section of this guide.