This tutorial instructs school administrators on how to use the Geofence Search tool on Crosswalk K-12. Originally built for the School District of Osceola in Florida, this map feature allows users to discern whether or not buses passed through a designated zone at a specific time.

First, let’s define “geofencing” for clarity. Either as a radius around a drawn-out location or a predefined set of boundaries, geofencing is the use of GPS or RFID technology to create a customized zone. In turn, this technology allows our software to generate a response when a GPS device enters or leaves any given area.

If you decide to use the Geofence Search on Crosswalk K-12, you will find it under Reports.

Geofence Search tool on Crosswalk K-12

On the left-hand side of the screen is the menu to designate the date, time and radius for the inquiry. From there, you can alter the size of radius between 500 to 1,000 feet by using the sliding scale.

First designate the date and time followed by setting-up the radium

After everything has been configured, click anywhere on the map to place the radius. Note, the blue dots are school district-affiliated buildings.

Click anywhere on the map to set the radius

After placing the cursor on the map, press “search” and the following menu appears. If a bus passed through the radius during the chosen timeframe, the vehicle numbers show up on the left-hand side. If not, there won’t be anything listed.

These are the vehicle numbers that passed through the geofence

Then press “Drilldown” to view the precise time a bus went through the geofence.

These are the times that the bus passed through the geofence

Whether administrators are crunching numbers or looking into an incident, the Geofence Search is one of our most handy tools on Crosswalk K-12. For any school districts wanting to add this feature to their Dashboard, please let us know!