Cargo

Cargo is an in-house mapping tool used here at Helium.

‚ÄčHelium Cargo is an evaluation tool and the data collected is available to all developers. Please do not share any sensitive information. Use at your own discretion.

Add a Cargo Integration

To add an integration, go to Integrations on the left-hand menu. Select the integration to add - in this case, the Cargo integration.

The next step is to name the integration.

Last, apply any optional Labels. For more information on Labels please visit the Labels guide.

Connecting Integrations to Devices

Devices are connected to integrations through the use of Labels. Labels are named identifiers, that can be used to associate an integration with a device. To connect one or more devices to one or more integrations, simply attach the same label to both the device and integration. Labels need to be created before attaching them to devices and integrations. Read more on this here.

Cargo Endpoint

The Cargo endpoint is where device data is sent if connected with a Label.

HTTP Details Method: post Endpoint: https://cargo.helium.com/api/payloads Headers: {"Content-Type":"application/json"}

Cargo Payload

The Cargo payload defines the content and structure of the data payload that must be sent to the cargo endpoint from a device or separate application. Cargo currently accepts data from either the decoded or thepayload field. Each field has different requirements described below.

Decoded Field

The decoded field is the preferred method for sending data to Cargo. This method requires the use of a Function Decoder on Console in order to decode the device payload before sending it to Cargo. The accepted fields are listed below and can be located at any depth within the decoded field.

Required JSON Fields

Description

latitude

Latitude in Degrees

longitude

Longitude in Degrees

altitude

Altitude in Meters

Optional JSON Fields

Description

speed

Speed in mph

battery

Battery Voltage

Payload Field

Cargo is also capable of decoding the payload field, but is only compatible with a few common tracking devices.

Compatible Devices:

  • RAK 7200

  • Dragino LGT-92

  • Browan Object Locator

  • Digital Matter Oyster & Yabby

You also have the option of encoding the required data on a development device before transmitting it as described below.

Total Payload:

  • 12 Bytes without Battery Voltage

  • 14 Bytes with Battery Voltage

Packed in the following order:

  • int32_t Latitude in Degrees

  • int32_t Longitude in Degrees

  • int16_t Elevation in Meters

  • int16_t Speed in mph

  • uint16_t Battery Voltage (Optional)

Example:

if (GPS.hasFix) {
idx = 0;
data = (uint32_t)(GPS.latitudeDegrees * 1E7);
payload[idx++] = data >> 24;
payload[idx++] = data >> 16;
payload[idx++] = data >> 8;
payload[idx++] = data;
data = (uint32_t)(GPS.longitudeDegrees * 1E7);
payload[idx++] = data >> 24;
payload[idx++] = data >> 16;
payload[idx++] = data >> 8;
payload[idx++] = data;
data = (int)(GPS.altitude);
payload[idx++] = data >> 8;
payload[idx++] = data;
data = (int)(GPS.speed);
payload[idx++] = data >> 8;
payload[idx++] = data;
}