Creating Geofence Sets Manually

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Once you have created a geofence set, you can manually add geofences by drawing them on the map. We recommend creating geofences with a radius of at least 100 meters for optimal functionality.

Creating Geofence Sets via Bulk Upload

Geofences may be uploaded in bulk as a GeoJSON object of type FeatureCollection. Each individual geofence is a Point geometry type in the feature collection. The properties for each feature require a "radius" key, and an optional "name" key for each geofence.

The sample below represents the correct GeoJSON for specifying two geofences: one for Braze’s headquarters in NYC, and one for the Statue of Liberty south of Manhattan. We recommend uploading geofences with a radius of at least 100 meters for optimal functionality.

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{
  "type": "FeatureCollection",
  "features": [
    {
      "type": "Feature",
      "geometry": {
        "type": "Point",
        "coordinates": [-73.992473, 40.755669]
      },
      "properties": {
        "radius": 200,
        "name": "Braze HQ"
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "Feature",
      "geometry": {
        "type": "Point",
        "coordinates": [-74.044468, 40.689225]
       },
      "properties": {
        "radius": 100,
        "name": "Statue of Liberty"
      }
    }, ...
  ]

The maximum geofence radius that may be uploaded is 100000 meters (100km/62mi).

Using Geofence Events

Once geofences have been configured, you can use them to enhance and enrich how you communicate with your users.

To use a geofence, create a Campaign or Canvas and choose “Action-based Delivery” for its delivery method. Next, add a trigger action of Trigger a Geofence. Finally, choose the geofence set and geofence transition event types for your message. You can also advance users through a Canvas using geofence events.

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