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Geofencing has many practical applications. A geofence is a virtual boundary defining an area on a map. Using tools in Azure Maps, Jim demos how to test if a coordinate is inside or outside the Microsoft Redmond campus boundary.

It can be used to send an alert if an expensive piece of machinery leaves a construction site unexpectedly or to send a warning if a worker enters an unsafe location within a factory.

Jim Bennett shows us how to code geofencing applications with Visual Studio, Python, and Azure Maps.

Jim explains why and how to manage a buffer around your geofence boundary. (Hint: GPS is not that accurate!) He also demos how to set a notification using a web hook and an Azure Logic App when a person or item enters or leaves a geofence area.

Next steps:

Step through the tutorial: Set up a geofence by using Azure Maps

Visit Jim’s blog on geofencing: are you where you should be?

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