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

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 03:12:55 GMT 2011

TweetDeck has live geotag and it is free.



How you get the geo-tweets display in your custom map - openlayers or
wms / tile server?


On 3/7/11, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the tips.  In the first StepJuan expedition, I gave him
> one GPSTOGO unit, at the end of each day, he sends the file to me.  I
> then process the file and upload in the website.  The process is
> onerous both for me and Tomas'  so I'm thinking of automating this
> process.
> The best I can think of is to use a droid phone and send geo-tweets.
> This way all he do is tweet his current position to show it on the
> livemap.  Any free droid app that can send geo-enabled tweets?
> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Noli Sicad <nsicad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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> maning
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