[talk-ph] ideas for tracking stepjuan's journey (Fwd: STEPJUAN Bai: A walking expedition for Children with Cancer)

Andre Marcelo-Tanner andre at enthropia.com
Sat Mar 5 13:27:02 GMT 2011

Well what can he carry, a GPS logger is easy to carry and runs fine on 
batt but it only logs, so what possible device can be used to log and 
upload at the same time
or if it just logs, how often can an upload be done?

Once you have something which can upload, you just figure out how to 
display the logs online using a website or a 3rd party service.

Something like Sportstracklive or its competitors let you track yourself 
live using a phone or similar device and display it live online, the 
problem with constant upload is the battery drain, and well GPRS charges 
but im sure an 1200 unlimited 3G subscription might offset that.

I know the developer of sportstracklive, he's a foreigner living the 

It's cool for live tracking as longs its not a security issue, and allow 
people to comment or alert people as he passes by certain areas.

I know he walks during the day, is there a mobile device charges solar 
unit :) or a really low powered GPS + 3g unit + solar power charger, or 
some dynamo that will charge the phone as he walks :)

On 3:59 AM, maning sambale wrote:
> StepJuan is back on the road.  For brief background, we helped Tomas
> and the StepJuan crew last year in mapping his journey from Paguppud
> Ilocos to Matnog, Sorsogon.  We provided him one of the gpstogo units
> to track the whole journey.  All traces are in OSM:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/traces/tag/stepjuan
> This year he is planning to do the Visayas leg.  I'm looking for ideas
> on how we can once again track the journey and show a webmap.  Are
> there any GPS tracker available wherein we can directly interface to
> an OSM map?   The StepJuan crew is looking for sponsorships, if you
> have ideas, just post em here.
> Thanks!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Hi firends,
> StepJuan is walking to town again! This time me and my team will walk
> through the 6 major islands of the Visayas Region, starting from Allen
> Samar and will end in Boracay Island, Aklan. This adventure will
> benefit children with cancer under the Philippine Children's Medical
> Center (tawid kalusugan program for indigent patients). With this i
> would like to ask for your help. Attached is a cover letter, the walk
> IT and our media plan.
> Hoping for your help and guidance.
> God Bless.
> Love and Peace,
> ~Tomas Leonor
> Director/ Founder: StepJuan
> www.stepjuan.com
> tomas.leonor at gmail.com
> +639152166693/ +639193622182

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