Google Map Tracking, A New Approach!
I have finished the backend for everything. I am currently in the process of writing the GPS->Backend. However I have manually entered in some data from a recent drive.
When it's complete a small app will run on a GPS/Inet enabled laptop/carpc. This will send GPS coordinates to the backend mySQL server that will log the data. You shouldn't need a hefty connection because the GPS communicates to the serial port at 4800 bps. We are only concerned with a small amount of that data.
I have attached a few screenshots. I also have 2 video's taken from some desktop recorder software I found. It's a little choppy at times but you can see the functionality. If anyone wants to host them I'd be happy to send them. They are 700k for the Map view and 1.5M for Satellite view.
The screenshots show the last spot a recorded coordinate was. The video's show the preceding 5 minutes of travel (filesize would be lot bigger for anything longer).
Thanks to Wiredwrx the videos can be seen at:
These are rendered in 2x and using a crappy "video capture" so it may be jerky at times.
** UPDATE 11/04/2005 @ 11:55 PM CST **
I have setup a "live" demo on our website. I'm currently uploading coordinates from a looping log file. It will appear as live but just cycling through. This is no different than getting coordinates from a GPS. Go to the main website and click on the user "teser" that is the account that is currently moving. I have it set to refresh every 10 seconds.
As you might see, most of the website isn't complete. However it's getting there.
We are currently accepting Beta testers. I have created a new post in Software development. Please read http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/whereismygps-online-tracking/63190-whereismygps-net-online-tracking.html for the most up to date information.