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

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 01:01:44 GMT 2011


I think these 2 free apps are useful for this purpose (i.e. getting
gpx and csv and emailing it).

Android - MyTracks
http://mytracks.appspot.com/
http://code.google.com/p/mytracks/

Iphone - Record my GPS position
http://itunes.apple.com/app/record-my-gps-position/id405865492?mt=8

Noli


On 3/6/11, Andre Marcelo-Tanner <andre at enthropia.com> wrote:
> 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
> philippines.
>
> 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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