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    Senior Member eric von zipper's Avatar
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    Real Time GPS Tracking - InstaMapper

    So, I've had a some people (family and friends) ask if there is a way for me to have real time GPS tracking using my Iphone as I do a coast to coast this summer so they can follow along. I found this app/site and it's free: http://www.instamapper.com/
    From what I gather, someone like my mom can track me via a map I link to on my blog or she could have the app on her phone. I think that's how it works. If I'm wrong, please correct me. Anyway, has anyone used InstaMapper or something similar (preferably something free that doesn't use SMS) Btw, I don't think you can download or transfer raw data, but I may be wrong...

    *I'm still not sure if I want to do this or not, but want to explore the options
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    Have been considering "Spot" for this use, but would love an iphone App instead. Looking forward to replies!

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    Senior Member eric von zipper's Avatar
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    This guy: http://www.runxus.com/ will be using it when he runs across the country this spring. Might be a good way to test it on the viewing/tracking end.
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    Senior Member chrisch's Avatar
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    Check out TrackMyTour. It almost does what you want except it isn't a real-time tracker. The problem with a real-time tracker is that it sucks up battery power.

    Here are some maps to give you an idea of what it looks like:

    The Water Cycle - Two students cycling across the USA
    Coast to Coast Run - Patrick's run across the USA
    Bike Tour 2009 - My 2009 tour in northern Europe

    The app is free for the first two maps.
    TrackMyTour.com - An iPhone app for Bike Touring! See who's touring now and where.

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    Senior Member eric von zipper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisch View Post
    Check out TrackMyTour. It almost does what you want except it isn't a real-time tracker. The problem with a real-time tracker is that it sucks up battery power.

    Here are some maps to give you an idea of what it looks like:

    The Water Cycle - Two students cycling across the USA
    Coast to Coast Run - Patrick's run across the USA
    Bike Tour 2009 - My 2009 tour in northern Europe

    The app is free for the first two maps.
    That's cool. Can the maps be embedded into blogs or personal sites?
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    Senior Member chrisch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric von zipper View Post
    That's cool. Can the maps be embedded into blogs or personal sites?
    Yes. There's a link on each map to directly view in Google Maps. From there you can embed the map in your blog or website.
    TrackMyTour.com - An iPhone app for Bike Touring! See who's touring now and where.

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    Why not use GOOGLE LATITUDE ?

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