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PRTG Manual: Geo Maps

With the Geo Maps feature, you can visualize geographical information about monitored objects that are located at different sites worldwide on one page. You can display the location of probes, groups, and devices in a geographical map on the Overview tab of an object or in Maps.

i_square_cyanFor more information about the Overview tab, see the Knowledge Base: What options do I have to review my monitoring data in detail?

Global Status of a Network in a Geographical Map

Global Status of a Network in a Geographical Map

Prerequisites

To use geographical maps and view them in the PRTG web interface, make sure that your PRTG core server has access to the internet to obtain map tiles. If a proxy is mandatory in your network, configure the according proxy settings.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Core & Probes.

i_square_cyanFor more information about map tile server domains, see the Knowledge Base: Which domains and ports does the Geo Maps feature use?

Geo Maps Concepts

The Geo Maps feature works as follows:

Concept

Description

Location information

Enter Location (for Geo Maps) information, for example, a city name, an address, or coordinates, for each probe, group, or device in the object's settings. The PRTG core server resolves your location specification to global geographical coordinates with the help of an external map service provider. PRTG uses this information to query a geographical map that shows your objects.

i_round_blueYou can use the first line of the location information field to label your locations.

Geo Maps settings

Select a map service provider and the type of map that you want to view in the User Interface settings in section Geo Maps. You can also disable the integration of Geo Maps there.

PRTG connects to the specified maps service provider to get map tiles. These map tiles provide the geographical background map. PRTG then marks defined locations with a corresponding location marker that consists of an object icon and the object's status color.

Object Marker for a Group

Object Marker for a Group

Geographical maps display

You can display geographical maps in the device tree on an object's Overview tab. PRTG automatically adjusts the zoom level of a geographical map so that it can show all locations of a selected object.

Geographical Map on an Object's Overview Tab

Geographical Map on an Object's Overview Tab

You can also add geographical maps to Maps. To do so, open the Map Designer and click Geo Maps in the properties menu on the right.

Location Labels

You can define your own labels for locations of objects. To do so, enter the desired label in the first line of the Location (for Geo Maps) field in an object's settings and provide the geo coordinates of the location in the second line. The object appears with the defined label in geographical maps. It is also possible to define the same label for different locations as long as the coordinates differ from each other.

For example, enter the following information:

Big Apple
40.712778,-74.005833

Location New York with Geo Coordinates and Label Big Apple

Location New York with Geo Coordinates and Label Big Apple

The location New York appears on the geographical map with the label Big Apple:

Location New York with Label Big Apple

Location New York with Label Big Apple

Status Color of Location Markers

The location markers use different colors to show the overall monitoring status at this location.

i_square_cyanFor an overview of the colors and their states, see section Sensor States.

More

i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

Which domains and ports does the Geo Maps feature use?

Which provider should I use for the Geo Maps feature of PRTG?

Why does my street not appear on the Geo Map shown in PRTG?

How do I get a Google Maps API key for use in PRTG?

Which limitations apply when using the Google Maps API in PRTG?

My geo maps are displayed without background. What can I do?

What options do I have to review my monitoring data in detail?