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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Cheap moving location solution - Reply with quote

Hi, sorry if this has been covered before…

I’m planning a six week overland motor bike trip. I’m looking into the possibilities of tracking my progress real time (+/- 1 hour) via google earth. At this point I must stress I’m working to a budget. So far I have found the following possibilities – am I missing something…

1. sms my location and comments to poi66.com and they do the rest….. Great free service – Ideal for a daily update.
2. Buy something like the ontrak and use a sms card … I’m hoping for something cheaper, also having a sim card that works in Greece, Turkey, Syria and Jordan could become expensive.
3. Subscribe to one of the many month subscription sites and buy their GPS transmitter… example Touratech…. Downside becomes very expensive.

OK, what are the possibilities of buying a gps transmitted and hosting this on a 3rd party website or via Google earth ? or am I just dreaming ! I guess i need a hard wired tracking unit...

I’ll be taking my Bluetooth ready GSM and Garmin 60cx but no laptop... of course I'll have a 12v feed from the bike.

Many thanks in advance Matt

** sorry been thinking ! its a rare occasion, sms solution is out as the 24 sms's per day would end up costing a fortune.... ***
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ontrak unit now updates its position online to their own map system and locatea.net. You can configure the unit to update once an hour if thats what you want. On a UK voda sim updates will be 1p each.
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