If you've configured a geo-fence, a
location message will
contain the elements:
radius (if its value is greater than 0): unit: meters
description with the name you set for the waypoint
eventwith a value of
"leave", depending on whether the device is entering or leaving a configured region, respectively.
If you set up a waypoint, the app publishes that waypoint (without the retain flag,
irrespective of your general preference) to the base topic with
tacked onto the topic (e.g.
owntracks/<user>/<device>/waypoint) with the
_type=waypoint as specified in the JSON page.
When you set up a waypoint (with a
description and a
waypoint is published to the broker with the current time stamp. If you update
the waypoint definition on the device at a later stage, the waypoint is
re-published, with the original timestamp, but with possibly new
radius. To be precise, the
tst timestamp is used as an
identifier of the waypoint even if it is later modified on the device.
Subscribers to the broker (our apps and any other program) can avoid getting
waypoints by subscribing to, say,
owntracks/+/+; also broker ACLs can
prohibit access to
owntracks/+/+/waypoint for particular users if so desired.
Conversely, all messages published by the apps (
available with a subscription to
The OwnTracks apps may keep track of waypoints, e.g. for displaying to users.