Geographical “Places of Interest” (PoI) come in handy when you're setting up notification rules for alerts that should notify a different set of people depending on the area your asset is currently in, or to know if rolling stock is in a certain type of place or in a specific Place of Interest. PoI's can support you with visualising the location of an incident or defect as well.

Places of Interest on the Railnova platform can take the form of a line, a polygon or a single point. There are both public (non-editable) places, such as countries or train stations, and custom (editable and private) places.

As a Railnova administrator, you can easily create custom geographical places in the Railnova admin. You can use these to locate your workshops (if they’re not yet in the list of public PoI’s), fuel and gas stations or to define different areas your trains run in.

To create a new geographical place, go to the Asset admin on the administration page and go to “Places” in the "Geo"  section.

Click on the "Add place" button and complete the form on the next page: 

  • Give the new place a name

  • Define the PoI type by choosing from the dropdown list

  • Draw a point, line or polygon on the map to outline the position of the PoI. You can draw a custom shape or can use one of the predefined shapes

Once you've drawn the new PoI onto the map you can add a Label to it (for notification dispatching and alerts) then save your changes using the save button on the right-hand side of the page. Please check this article if you want to learn about how to use labels.

The custom places created by you will only be visible to the people within your company.

Do you still have questions? Please, go to the Railnova Platform and click on Contact to get help!

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