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[ aws . location ]



Creates a tracker resource in your AWS account, which lets you retrieve current and historical location of devices.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--description <value>]
[--kms-key-id <value>]
[--position-filtering <value>]
--pricing-plan <value>
[--pricing-plan-data-source <value>]
[--tags <value>]
--tracker-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--description (string)

An optional description for the tracker resource.

--kms-key-id (string)

A key identifier for an AWS KMS customer managed key . Enter a key ID, key ARN, alias name, or alias ARN.

--position-filtering (string)

Specifies the position filtering for the tracker resource.

Valid values:

  • TimeBased - Location updates are evaluated against linked geofence collections, but not every location update is stored. If your update frequency is more often than 30 seconds, only one update per 30 seconds is stored for each unique device ID.
  • DistanceBased - If the device has moved less than 30 m (98.4 ft), location updates are ignored. Location updates within this area are neither evaluated against linked geofence collections, nor stored. This helps control costs by reducing the number of geofence evaluations and historical device positions to paginate through. Distance-based filtering can also reduce the effects of GPS noise when displaying device trajectories on a map.

This field is optional. If not specified, the default value is TimeBased .

Possible values:

  • TimeBased
  • DistanceBased
  • AccuracyBased

--pricing-plan (string)

Specifies the pricing plan for the tracker resource.

For additional details and restrictions on each pricing plan option, see Amazon Location Service pricing .

Possible values:

  • RequestBasedUsage
  • MobileAssetTracking
  • MobileAssetManagement

--pricing-plan-data-source (string)

Specifies the data provider for the tracker resource.

  • Required value for the following pricing plans: MobileAssetTracking | MobileAssetManagement

For more information about Data Providers , and Pricing plans , see the Amazon Location Service product page.


Amazon Location Service only uses PricingPlanDataSource to calculate billing for your tracker resource. Your data will not be shared with the data provider, and will remain in your AWS account or Region unless you move it.

Valid values: Esri | Here

--tags (map)

Applies one or more tags to the tracker resource. A tag is a key-value pair helps manage, identify, search, and filter your resources by labelling them.

Format: "key" : "value"


  • Maximum 50 tags per resource
  • Each resource tag must be unique with a maximum of one value.
  • Maximum key length: 128 Unicode characters in UTF-8
  • Maximum value length: 256 Unicode characters in UTF-8
  • Can use alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, 0–9), and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @.
  • Cannot use "aws:" as a prefix for a key.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--tracker-name (string)

The name for the tracker resource.


  • Contain only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) , hyphens (-), periods (.), and underscores (_).
  • Must be a unique tracker resource name.
  • No spaces allowed. For example, ExampleTracker .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


CreateTime -> (timestamp)

The timestamp for when the tracker resource was created in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ .

TrackerArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the tracker resource. Used when you need to specify a resource across all AWS.

  • Format example: arn:aws:geo:region:account-id:tracker/ExampleTracker

TrackerName -> (string)

The name of the tracker resource.