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

rem zamora pompyang at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 13:45:45 GMT 2011

maybe stepjuan can use this:


<http://explorersweb.com/tech/news.php?id=19336>i've seen one in ROX high
street outdoor store.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Andre Marcelo-Tanner <andre at enthropia.com>wrote:

> 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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