Asset tracking applications - Amazon Location Service

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Asset tracking applications

The following is an illustration of an asset tracking application architecture using Amazon Location:

With this architecture, you can:

  • Display asset locations on a map to illustrate the big picture. For example, showing a heat map using historical locations or events to help an operations or planning team.

  • Initiate events based on asset proximity to provide notice to a receiving department to prepare for a shipment arrival and reduce processing time.

  • Store asset locations to trigger actions in your backend applications or to analyze data over time.

  • Analyze location history to identify trends and opportunities for optimization.

The following provides an overview of the steps required to build an asset tracking application:

  1. Create your geofences in Geofence Collections and link Trackers to them. For more information, see Geofencing an area of interest using Amazon Location.

  2. Configure Amazon EventBridge to send a notification or initiate a process. For more information, see Reacting to Amazon Location Service events with Amazon EventBridge.

  3. Display your tracked assets and your active geofences on a map. For more information, see Using maps.

  4. Save location data in long-term storage for further analysis.

  5. Once you have built your application, you can use Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail to manage your application. For more information, see Monitoring Amazon Location Service with Amazon CloudWatch and Logging and monitoring with AWS CloudTrail.