Link a tracker to a geofence collection - Amazon Location Service

Link a tracker to a geofence collection

Now that you have a geofence collection and a tracker, you can link them together so that location updates are automatically evaluated against all of your geofences. If you don’t want to evaluate all location updates, or alternatively, if you aren't storing some of your locations in a tracker resource, you can evaluate device positions against geofences on demand.

When device positions are evaluated against geofences, events are generated. You can set an action to these events. For more information about actions that you can set for geofence events, see Reacting to Amazon Location Service events with Amazon EventBridge.

The following examples link a tracker resource to a geofence collection using the console, the AWS CLI, or the Amazon Location APIs.

Console

To link a tracker resource to a geofence collection using the Amazon Location Service console

  1. Open the Amazon Location Service console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/location/.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Trackers.

  3. Under Device trackers, select the name link of the target tracker.

  4. Under Linked Geofence Collections, choose Link Geofence Collection.

  5. In the Linked Geofence Collection window, select a geofence collection from the dropdown menu.

  6. Choose Link.

After you link the tracker resource, it will be assigned an Active status.

API

To link a tracker resource to a geofence collection using the Amazon Location APIs

Use the AsssociateTrackerConsumer operation from the Amazon Location Trackers APIs.

The following example uses an API request that associates ExampleTracker with a geofence collection using its Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

POST /tracking/v0/trackers/ExampleTracker/consumers Content-type: application/json { "ConsumerArn": "arn:aws:geo:us-west-2:123456789012:geofence-collection/ExampleGeofenceCollection" }
AWS CLI

To link a tracker resource to a geofence collection using AWS CLI commands

Use the associate-tracker-consumer command.

The following example uses an AWS CLI to create a geofence collection called ExampleGeofenceCollection.

aws location \ associate-tracker-consumer \ --consumer-arn "arn:aws:geo:us-west-2:123456789012:geofence-collection/ExampleGeofenceCollection" \ --tracker-name "ExampleTracker"