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How to get track points for trips

Sometimes necessary to get all points of a trip with more info about the device's moves. How to get them?

Firstly you need to obtain hash of an API key.

Once you get the hash, you need to get your tracker_id. The platform must know points for what device must be in reply.

Now you can get all points for the interesting period using /track/read API call.
Parameters that necessary for this call:

  • tracker_id - we got them in tracker/list call. Use only one tracker_id per call. It should be an integer.
  • from - a string containing start date/time.
  • to - a string containing end date/time.

Full parameters description see at /track/read API call.

The platform will reply:

    "success": true,
    "limit_exceeded": true,
    "list": [
            "lat": 53.445181,
            "lng": -2.276432,
            "alt": 10,
            "satellites": 8,
            "get_time": "2011-06-18 03:39:44",
            "address": "4B Albany Road, Manchester, Great Britain",
            "heading": 298,
            "speed": 70,
            "precision": 100,
            "gsm_lbs": true,
            "parking": true
  • limit_exceeded - boolean. true if the requested time period exceeds limit specified in a tracker's tariff.
  • lat - float. Latitude.
  • lng - float. Longitude.
  • alt - int. Altitude in meters.
  • satellites - int. Number of satellites used in fix for this point.
  • get_time - date/time. GPS timestamp of the point, in user's timezone.
  • address - string. Point address. Will be "" if no address recorded.
  • heading - int. Bearing in degrees (0..360).
  • speed - int. Speed in km/h.
  • precision - optional int. Precision in meters.
  • gsm_lbs - optional boolean. true if location detected by GSM LBS.
  • parking - optional boolean. true if point does not belong to track.

You can also download a KML file. You could use this file with map services. It is useful if you need to see all points on the map:

curl -X POST '' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -d '{"hash": "22eac1c27af4be7b9d04da2ce1af111b", "tracker_id": 123456, "from": "2020-09-23 03:24:00", "to": "2020-09-23 06:24:00", "format": "kml", "split": false}'

All parameters are the same with track/read plus two new optional parameters:

  • format – string. File format, "kml" or "kmz". Default is "kml".
  • split – boolean. If true, split tracks by folders with start/end placemarks and track line. Default false.

Last update: July 19, 2022