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Old 06-01-2014, 12:40   #16
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Re: Creating Google Map's routes

Anyone figured out how to send location updates from an Iridium Extreme to a google map? I have the map on our blog and would like to be able to update positions using the Iridium Extreme's location service.
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Old 11-03-2015, 20:44   #17
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Hey Nolagal - did you ever figure out the answer to this?
I'm currently looking for a solution myself.
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Old 11-03-2015, 20:57   #18
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Anyone figured out how to send location updates from an Iridium Extreme to a google map? I have the map on our blog and would like to be able to update positions using the Iridium Extreme's location service.
Do you have the txt to email service that is free on that? pretty sure you do. I've made it so YIT (Welcome to Yachts in Transit | Yachts in Transit) accepts short messages via email (minimal characters per message) and Just link your blog into your YIT page and that way friends/family get instant updates. I've also made a chrome app that deals direct with the website and doesnt pull any html junk down. Sending updates and blogs on poor quality internet (just good enough for email) is awesome.

I should look at a way of embedding the google map from YIT into peoples blogs. That way YIT does all the communicating (via ssb or sat or internet).
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Old 11-03-2015, 22:53   #19
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Hey Sail-Fish,

I spent a few hours looking around today and I came across YIT as one of the options (You can thank Noonsite for that).

I'll PM you or Email you off the site or something so I can share my thoughts (and reservations).
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Old 11-03-2015, 23:16   #20
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Hey Sail-Fish,

I spent a few hours looking around today and I came across YIT as one of the options (You can thank Noonsite for that).

I'll PM you or Email you off the site or something so I can share my thoughts (and reservations).
Yeah go for it. I generally try to address peoples needs with the site as if one person has a need so do others require the same thing. oh you can email mike@yit.co.nz
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Hey Nolagal - did you ever figure out the answer to this?
I'm currently looking for a solution myself.
I never did. Ended up sending a location text to a friend and he updated the map which was on our blog. Sounds like the OP might have a solution. We've moved on to the E Caribbean and sold the Sat Phone. I now just update as we go.

Good Luck, I'll be interested in seeing if there's a solution.
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Old 13-03-2015, 11:27   #22
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Re: Creating Google Map's routes

sQuidd.io allows you to embed an iframe in an html page with a Google map showing your latest positions. Most people use Spot Tracker or AIS (though the latter only has coverage in limited coastal areas) to send their position updates automatically. I have never tried it with the Iridium Extreme, but I know you can send GeoSMS messages with your coordinates in them. This manual process may be a bit more tedious then the other automated methods, but if you are only sending one or two position updates a day, it should be just fine. Finally, if you use OpenCPN, there is a plugin that sends your coordinates to sQuiddio via the Internet at specified intervals. But that requires that you can use your Iridium as a modem, and I can't say if that is possible and how much the additional data traffic would end up costing you. Cheers
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Old 13-03-2015, 17:03   #23
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Yup, I think sQuid.io briefly also, and I think it would probably give me the best outcome, but i'm running desperately short on time and will probably just end up using a service I already have and dealing with the shortcomings.
ie. will look like this guys: Gerry Hughes:
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Old 13-03-2015, 19:28   #24
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Re: Creating Google Map's routes

I track my progress with the Navionics app on my iPad. After my trip is over (or when I hit a good connection) I export the KMLs and post them on my Wordpress blog using a plugin called Flexiblemap.

I just (like 4 days ago) decided that in the during cruises I will now post them via email directly from the Navionics app by using the post by email function built into Wordpress. It posts an image:



...and links to the Navionics site to see the track:

Track recorded with Navionics App.
View it: Navionics Webapp
Download it: http://tinyurl.com/o863o6f

A word of caution: the Navionics site won't store the uploaded KMLs indefinitely. I had to go back and fix a bunch that were a couple of years old and re-upload them to my own site.
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