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    Is this possible

    I'd like to make a car tracking webpage. Basically my gps position on a map on a webpage. Any scripts or proggys that will do this?

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    Anything's possible......just dont ask ME how, but I'm sure it's possible....

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    people talk about this all time...havent seen any programs out for it yet though. people like to banter zorro of a solution of this
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    That hardest thing I see with that is the carputer sending the signal as to where you're currently at... You'd need some sort of constant internet connection/wireless connection with SOMETHING...

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    If you're in North America a CDMA phone could be used to send an SMS e-mail of it's current location periodically. At the other end, a server could parse this information and display it on a website.

    The reason I said CDMA phones is because CDMA technology uses GPS for timing purposes. I am not sure, but I think that there should be a way to fetch co-ordinates using the built-in reciever. If you have a windows smartphone or a symbian phone(not sure if cdma symbian phones are out yet) than you could probably write an application that sits on the phone to do this.

    Another perhaps easier to implement option is to use a GPS reciever in conjunction with a laptop/carputer and a cell phone capable of packet data transmission. The laptop would dial out and establish an internet connection and feed the co-ordinate data out to the server requesting the data periodically.

    It should be noted that both these methods would be fairly costlly with data rates/sms sending being so high. Also, im not sure if there are any free software packages available that already provide this functionality(google?).

    There are probably a million other ways to do this, but if you have a programming background this should give you at least a starting point.

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    I've got the stuff to do this if only I had a constant internet connection. I wrote a plugin for MapMonkey that would send GPS co-ordinates to my website every x number of minutes and the website would store them in a database that could be used for tracking. It also pulled the map from MapQuest.

    Some of the web-based part was borrowed from this guy:
    whereismatt.com

    I may make this something that I can let other people use. Have accounts on my site then release the plugin and people can track themselves. If enough people are interesed I'd take a look at doing this. Let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie
    I've got the stuff to do this if only I had a constant internet connection. I wrote a plugin for MapMonkey that would send GPS co-ordinates to my website every x number of minutes and the website would store them in a database that could be used for tracking. It also pulled the map from MapQuest.

    Some of the web-based part was borrowed from this guy:
    whereismatt.com

    I may make this something that I can let other people use. Have accounts on my site then release the plugin and people can track themselves. If enough people are interesed I'd take a look at doing this. Let me know.
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    LOst: do you want the website to be live? Or do you want it to be something you can upload to your computer when you get home and look at a report?

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    I am partway through an application that will do this as long as you have an internet connection. You can use WINC with access points or your cellphone. It logs your movement and sends it to a server I have created. I am probably going to create a web service so you can grab the data and do what you want with it if you can program. I am also going have another client that you can use on your desktop computer to grab the information from my web service and display it. It will probably end up having travel log features and such but we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLlama
    LOst: do you want the website to be live? Or do you want it to be something you can upload to your computer when you get home and look at a report?

    Live more or less on the fly. I can set up a webserver and forward domain name easy enough just a matter of getting the data to the page.

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