In this view, the points that share an identical property value (such as an ID field) are connected with line segments, in the order of their timestamps, allowing you to see the routes taken by people or vehicles, and analyze behavioral trends. Each track has animated chevrons indicating the direction and speed of travel. The speed indicated is relative to other tracks currently displayed. Because tracks view is a visualization that focuses on specific individual behavior, it is most effective when you have narrowed down the selection to a small number of tracks, ideally ten or less, using geofencing, filtering on the track ID, or zooming in on an area.

You can use tracks in conjunction with geofencing (see Filtering your dataset) to view routes that pass through specific locations. In contrast to other visualizations, the Data Explorer displays complete individual tracks on the map, including any parts of the route that may fall outside the selected time range or geofence.

You can select this view by clicking the Tracks map button:

When the tracks map is selected, the ID property that groups these points together to form tracks is expanded, displaying the IDs of visible tracks. You can use the standard property filtering controls to isolate one or more specific vehicles or people (see Filtering your dataset), and then zoom out to see where the routes go.

Visualizing road segments

If you want to view traffic use of roads, rather than individual journeys, use a road segment visualization instead; see Road segments.

Visualizing traffic flow

If you want to visualize the flow of traffic rather than individual journeys, use a traffic flow visualization instead; see Traffic (network) flow.