Track me

Keep in mind this GPS tracking doesn’t allways work.  I’ll often be way off the grid or my iphone battery may be dead. 

click here if you’re on a computer (this might not work!)
http://www.instamapper.com/fe?page=manageTracks&device_key=6104592206104

Failing that, here’s the old link that shows my most recent location:  http://www.instamapper.com/ext?key=858167722472415037

Or here if you’re on a mobile device:
http://mobile.instamapper.com/ext?key=858167722472415037 (mobile version)

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6 Responses to Track me

  1. Rockin says:

    Okay this is really cool. iFrames are not supported by wordpress.com. I messed around with it through online techies and didn’t like the embedded results. You might have better luck. If you don’t mind I am going to mess with the accuracy in the field to see if I might want to use it.

  2. wanderingdot says:

    yes, help! I found this app on Lakewood’s blog- he’s a triple crowner who did the PCT last year, pretty fast too. I knew there must be free phone tracking, not sure if this is the best choice, but I am not going to carry a SPOT. I have “mobileme” for my iphone, and when I lose my phone I can track it that way, but this app seemed appropriate. I have not gotten to try it yet- I have to climb in the hills to get reception at all. Any info you find will be super great!

  3. wanderingdot says:

    ooh the tracking thing works totally fine! I was hiking in the hills (testing out my toe-socks!) and I can pickup cell reception on the peaks. What’s great on the iphone is it will not let apps run in the background so you don’t accidentally drain your batt. I opened the app, it told me it sent the co-ordinates. I programmed it to do it only every 5 min or so… so I just turned off the app then. It sent out my location once and that’s enough. I figure if I do that at least once a day on trail, it will put my friends and family at ease. Yay. It only saves the info for a month, which is a bit of a bummer- it would be neat to see progress over the entire course of the trail, with each point having its date.

    • wanderingdot says:

      hmm. Hello– I’m looking on the WordPress for iOS (mobile app) it says “Location Mapping
      On the iPhone, sharing your location when you post to your WordPress blog is a cinch. Just tap the Geotag icon on the Write screen, and watch as WordPress locates you on the map. It’s a great way to share where you were when you posted to your blog.” I will do some tests today with that. have you tried it with success? It’s not as helpful as actual tracking though.

  4. Rockin says:

    Hey I now know how to set Instamapper so that it keeps track of locations, not just your latest. You need to start a track, name it (like PCT), then share that link. It works.

  5. wanderingdot says:

    Thanks. Trying to figure it out. I’m on a computer in Warner Springs now, but I’m not seeing how to start a Track. I did get to where I can see my track, but not seeing how to save it or share it.

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