[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
Mon Mar 7 12:51:52 GMT 2011

Make sure to test the actual droid phone + app to see how fast it can 
acquire a GPS lock and send it with the tweet or else it might be 
sending tweets without the GEO info
i guess the best way to save batt is to use the GPS and GPRS only every 
now and then.
what if theres no signal or bad gprs coverage?

On 3:59 AM, Noli Sicad wrote:
> TweetDeck has live geotag and it is free.
> http://www.wirefresh.com/tweetdeck-for-iphone-gets-update-to-v1-3/
> http://www.tweetdeck.com/android/
> How you get the geo-tweets display in your custom map - openlayers or
> wms / tile server?
> Noli
> 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=
>>> 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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>> cheers,
>> maning
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