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Title: Real-Time GPS over wireless
Post by: Wanderman on October 09, 2009, 04:56:26 PM
Is there any software that will allow a GPS equipped laptop connected via a wireless broadband account to stream GPS location data to other machines via the internet?

I'd like my friends and family to track my progress in real-time.

I've got Skype working for video so a location would be great!

Thanks,

Rick

Title: Re: Real-Time GPS over wireless
Post by: Biker56 on October 09, 2009, 07:26:54 PM
You can do that with ALK Co-Pilot Live Laptop GPS (http://www.alk.com/copilot/laptop.asp)
I have used the GPS part for years, but never tried the Live part of it.

CoPilot Live enables you to share your location with other people in real time on the Internet. They can view your location live on the map, send you instant messages and even new destinations.
CoPilot Live’s built-in location tracking can enable friends, family or colleagues to see where you are and communicate with you in real time, where ever you go.
You will be able to:
• Let others see your exact location on an Internet map.
• Enable others to send you instant messages from the website when you are on the road.
• Allow others to see your destination and estimated time of arrival.
• Let others send you new stops that are automatically added to your CoPilot Live itinerary.
• Send tracking invites by email directly from CoPilot Live.
Note: To use CoPilot Live you wil need to have wireless internet enabled on your laptop. To find out if your laptop has wireless internet, please contact your mobile network provider.
Using wireless internet with the Live service may result in data charges from your mobile network provider.
To set up CoPilot Live you will need to register for an account.
Go to http://live.alk.com to sign up.
Title: Re: Real-Time GPS over wireless
Post by: TriadThinker on October 19, 2009, 11:29:09 AM
Alot of cell phones have that ability. Google Latitude works with many phones and there are some others customized for specific phones. I use my Palm Pre to do it when I'm traveling:
http://locate.triadthinker.com
http://triadthinker.vndv.com/