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Dronetrack API

This is a simple node module for integrating with the Dronetrack API

Pre-Requisites and Installation


You will need to create an account on Dronetrack and get clientId, clientSecret and redirect url to receive access token value.


npm install dronetrack

Using Dronetrack Client

var dronetrack = require('dronetrack');


Type Drone allows user to manage user's drones

var droneApi = new dronetrack.Drone('baseUrl', 'accessToken'); //you can get accessToken with dronetrack.OAuthHelper

Getting drones

droneApi.all(function(err, drones){...});

Getting drone by id

droneApi.get(id, function(err, drone){...});

Creating drone

droneApi.create({name: 'name'}, function(err, drone){...});

Updating drone

droneApi.update({id: id, name: 'name'}, function(err, drone){...});

Removing drone

droneApi.remove(id, function(err){...});

Adding points to new or exisiting track of drone

// Adding points to new track
droneApi.addPoints(id, [{latitude: latitude, longitude: longitude, timestamp: timestamp}, ...], function(err, res){ /* res.trackId will be contain id of created track */...}); 
// Adding points to exisiting track
droneApi.addPoints(id, trackId, [{latitude: latitude, longitude: longitude, timestamp: timestamp }, ...], function(err){...}); 

Import points from CSV or KML files to new tracks of drone

// Import points to new tracks from csv files
// New track will be created for each file. File name  without extension will be used as track name.
droneApi.importPointsFromFiles(id, ['/path/to/file1', ...], 'csv' function(err){...}); 
// Import points to new tracks from kml files
droneApi.importPointsFromFiles(id, ['/path/to/file1', ...], 'kml' function(err){...}); 


Type Track allows user to manage tracks tracks

var trackApi = new dronetrack.Track('baseUrl', 'accessToken'); //you can get accessToken with dronetrack.OAuthHelper

Getting tracks

trackApi.all(function(err, tracks){...});

Getting track by id

trackApi.get(id, function(err, track){...});

Creating track

trackApi.create({name: 'name', deviceId: droneId}, function(err, track){...});

Updating track

trackApi.update({id: id, name: 'name'}, function(err, track){...});

Removing track

trackApi.remove(id, function(err){...});

Getting points

trackApi.getPoints(id, function(err, points){...});

Adding points to track

// Adding points to new track
trackApi.addPoints(id, [{latitude: latitude, longitude: longitude, timestamp: timestamp}, ...], function(err, points){...}); 

Import points from CSV or KML files to track

// Import points to new tracks from csv files
// All exisiting points will be overwriten
trackApi.importPointsFromFiles(id, ['/path/to/file1', ...], 'csv' function(err){...}); 
// Import points to new tracks from kml files
trackApi.importPointsFromFiles(id, ['/path/to/file1', ...], 'kml' function(err){...}); 


Dronetrack API uses OAuth 2.0 to authorize user. To get access token you can use type OAuthHelper

var auth = new dronetrack.OAuthHelper('baseUrl', 'clientId', 'clientSecret', 'redirectUrl'); // you must receive clientId, clientSecret and redirectUrl from Dronetrack site

Getting OAuth 2.0 access token

auth.getAccessToken(function(url, callback){
    // You should redirect to this 'url' (for web apps) or open this 'url' in browser (for other apps)
    // User will sign in on Dronetrack site (if need) and confirm decision to allow your app to work with Dronetrack API.
    // Then Dronetrack site will redirect user to 'redirectUrl' putting pin code value as query parameter 'code' (for web apps)
    // If your 'redirectUrl' is 'http://localhost' (for non-web apps) pin code will be shown to user. You should promt to enter this value by user.
    // Anyway you should pass this code as second parameter of callback function (like callback(null, code);)
}, function(err, accessToken));
//You should save accessToken value to use it in future.