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[ aws . location ]



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

See also: AWS API Documentation


--tracker-name <value>
[--pricing-plan <value>]
[--kms-key-id <value>]
[--pricing-plan-data-source <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--position-filtering <value>]
[--event-bridge-enabled | --no-event-bridge-enabled]
[--kms-key-enable-geospatial-queries | --no-kms-key-enable-geospatial-queries]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--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 .

--pricing-plan (string)

No longer used. If included, the only allowed value is RequestBasedUsage .

Possible values:

  • RequestBasedUsage
  • MobileAssetTracking
  • MobileAssetManagement

--kms-key-id (string)

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

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

This parameter is no longer used.

--description (string)

An optional description for the tracker resource.

--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"

--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.
  • AccuracyBased - If the device has moved less than the measured accuracy, location updates are ignored. For example, if two consecutive updates from a device have a horizontal accuracy of 5 m and 10 m, the second update is ignored if the device has moved less than 15 m. Ignored location updates are neither evaluated against linked geofence collections, nor stored. This can reduce the effects of GPS noise when displaying device trajectories on a map, and can help control your costs by reducing the number of geofence evaluations.

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

Possible values:

  • TimeBased
  • DistanceBased
  • AccuracyBased

--event-bridge-enabled | --no-event-bridge-enabled (boolean)

Whether to enable position UPDATE events from this tracker to be sent to EventBridge.


You do not need enable this feature to get ENTER and EXIT events for geofences with this tracker. Those events are always sent to EventBridge.

--kms-key-enable-geospatial-queries | --no-kms-key-enable-geospatial-queries (boolean)

Enables GeospatialQueries for a tracker that uses a Amazon Web Services KMS customer managed key .

This parameter is only used if you are using a KMS customer managed key.


If you wish to encrypt your data using your own KMS customer managed key, then the Bounding Polygon Queries feature will be disabled by default. This is because by using this feature, a representation of your device positions will not be encrypted using the your KMS managed key. The exact device position, however; is still encrypted using your managed key.

You can choose to opt-in to the Bounding Polygon Quseries feature. This is done by setting the KmsKeyEnableGeospatialQueries parameter to true when creating or updating a Tracker.

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.


TrackerName -> (string)

The name of the tracker resource.

TrackerArn -> (string)

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

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

CreateTime -> (timestamp)

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