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Old 02-02-2018, 21:41   #1
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How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

I'm trying to figure out of there is a way to show my boat's position, on a website map that other people can look at, using email or text position reporting from my Inmarsat Isatphone. Can anyone help?

Apologies if this is a dumb question that I should already know the answer to. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 02-02-2018, 22:09   #2
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

There are plenty of programs or websites that will do this.


Latitude and Longitude - Find your Latitude and Longitude Map Location - GPS Coordinates is a simple one.
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Old 04-02-2018, 15:57   #3
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There are plenty of programs or websites that will do this.


Latitude and Longitude - Find your Latitude and Longitude Map Location - GPS Coordinates is a simple one.
Oops. Sorry, I did not make myself clear. I'm looking for a website that can receive the position via position report from the satphone (that is, via a text message or short email). The idea is that the website would track the boat based on the position reports, much like a "Spot" device does this. I think Iridium offers this with some of its devices, but apparently not Inmarsat (but I could be wrong). I would assume that there's a website that offers this service for a subscription fee, but my Google skills aren't good enough to find it...
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

The spot works great for my Facebook friends. But the increase in price is ridiculous.
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

You could always just send a link to google maps in the following format:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4842.3'N+12317.2'W

It will be up to your friends/family to save the locations if they want to see a trail build up.
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

Perhaps they could follow you via AIS if you have a transmitter.
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

There is a phone app that puts your position on MarineTraffic.com, would that do?
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There is a phone app that puts your position on MarineTraffic.com, would that do?
Hmm. I don't think so. I'll be thousands of miles from the nearest phone connection. The idea is that the service would receive a position update via text from my Inmarsat satellite phone.

I guess there's no way to do this. It's one of those things that I assume is easy but come to find out it's not -- without buying a different satellite service, at least.
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

I've used
Crea la mappa del tuo viaggio inviando degli SMS
but that was some time ago...
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

Ships have a transponder that Marine Traffic, Vessel Finder, and other services pick up for their position. Just like fleet managers keep track of their trucks. I don't know how cheap it is, but not as expensive as satellite internet.
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Apologies, I misread the title. I thought it said cellphone not satphone. I promise to read more carefully next time.
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Ships have a transponder that Marine Traffic, Vessel Finder, and other services pick up for their position. Just like fleet managers keep track of their trucks. I don't know how cheap it is, but not as expensive as satellite internet.
I think that's an option. However, on Marinetraffic.com they have some fine print about AIS-B not being as effective for offshore (i.e., satellite detection). It might not work at all. I have no idea how long they delay the position. If I read their website correctly, they do that even for super costly subscriptions.

I think I'll give up on this. Of course I can send my position to people ashore, but it'd be nice if that position could be automatically transferred to a position on a world map (like Google map). I still think that someone must have created such a website, maybe just for the fun of it...
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Re: How can I show boat position on a website using satphone

We offer SMS tracking with a SAT phone and one of our optimizers. Your position gets sent out once per hour to a website that you can navigate to. You can give this website out to family or friends or anyone you want to share your position with. Check out our website: RedPort Tracking | Satellite GPS Tracking | GMN
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We offer SMS tracking with a SAT phone and one of our optimizers. Your position gets sent out once per hour to a website that you can navigate to. You can give this website out to family or friends or anyone you want to share your position with. Check out our website: RedPort Tracking | Satellite GPS Tracking | GMN
Thanks. How does this work exactly? Is one purchasing some software to put onto a computer, which then talks to the "Optimizer" device? Or does one someone download software to the optimizing device? It's not clear to me what happens after purchasing the subscription (which I take is over $200 for a six-month subscription).
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