GPS tracking and mapper?

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  1. brandogirl

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to all this, so I apologize if I do anything wrong.

    I'm hoping someone can tell me what the best app would be for tracking my phone as I travel a long distance in a car and sending it to a map online that someone else could look to see where I am (using Google Maps, maybe?). Kinda like the maps airlines have on their sites to show the progress of a specific flight.

    The updating would have to be automatic because, hey, driving. :) Battery draining isn't an issue because I would have the phone plugged in.

    I've looked around a little at various apps, but I'm not sure they do everything that I want them to do, or are any good, and I thought I'd come on here for some suggestions.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Check out My Tracks.
     
  3. brandogirl

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    That's one of them that I looked at, but it doesn't seem to have automatic updating. I don't want to have to look at the phone and hit buttons while also driving. Unless there's a way to set it to automatic updates that I'm not seeing?
     
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    latitude has auto updating
     
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    Not exactly what you were asking for, but you might consider Mobile Defense. It allows anyone that you give the username/password to login to the website. The website will send a message to your phone and the app will send your location. The website will then display your phone's location on a map.

    https://www.mobiledefense.com/

    Very useful when you lose your phone, but also useful for someone that needs to know where you are at any time (providing you're not in a building where the GPS or SMS doesn't work).
     
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    Glympse allows others to see your progress.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll check out your suggestions. One of them's got to work. :p
     
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    Two more to look at. EnRoute will give you a private URL that tracks you as long as the app is active which you can share with family. I like this over Latitude because it is only active when I explicitly tell it to be, so I can share it with people I don't necessarily always want to track me. (I use Latitude with a couple of close friends and my wife).

    OnMyWay doesn't provide real-time tracking, but it sends out notifications at pre-determined intervals with your estimated arrival time at a destination.

    Alan
     
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    I also recommend GLYMPSE. You can specify how long you want people to follow your progress on a map and you can send it to multiple people through an email. (and it is free).
     
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