Here’s a quick peek at some work we’re doing around the concept of proximity and geofences, the name sometimes given to geospatial boundaries.

We created a short video showing a simulated vehicle passing through a highlighted section of road. As it does so, note the change in status of the vehicle as it enters the geofence, then leaves it seconds later.

This has all sorts of applications for our clients. A logistics company could receive a series of notifications when a truck carrying a particularly high-value cargo has reached a series of planned waypoints. A security company might be interested in knowing if a patrol has entered and exited a higher-risk phase of its mission.

We’re exploring lots of possibilities around making it easy to automatically set up and adjust the properties of these types of boundaries, and to configure the type of events they trigger.

Look out for our forthcoming proximity API.  We’ll be publishing more soon.