is a dedicated online tracking service developed by I.T Beyond Pty Ltd for ExplorOz Members. It has been developed for people that already own a device capable of sending satellite position data via a data network. This means most mobile phones, a Spot
device, or a PC/PDA with a GPS plug in simply becomes your tracking device. See the EOTrackMe
page for more information on compatible devices.
By registering your device to the EOTrackMe
service (free for ExplorOz Members), you can activate the tracking service to capture and plot your movements in real-time on 250K topo maps, which provide better detail for outback regions than Google maps, however people viewing your tracking log can also switch to other map views if desired, including Google streets, and satellite maps.
, there is no need for the traveller to do anything to activate position logging – this is done automatically based on custom settings that you activate in your setup. EOTrackMe
shows the full trip route, connecting the lines between your previous positions giving your friends and family a highly informative overview of the path you have travelled. The track path accuracy depends on the device used and the timing between position data sent to the EOTrackMe
For a detailed overview of how to get started, and the settings to suit your device, see the EOTrackMe
Subscribers to the EOTrackMe
service using the Blackberry, iPhone, or Symbian devices rely on using the mobile phone network to automatically send position data to your tracking page so your position will not update when you are in regions that are outside mobile service range. For subscribers with Spot
devices however, the position data is sent via a satellite network so it will never stop updating your position to your tracking page and for extended time in non-mobile service range provides a better position logging service if you want people to know where you are in near real-time.
However, the Blackberry or Symbian devices actually have an added advantage over the Spot
and iPhone devices in terms of the tracking path that is published as they will create the truest path line of your journey – eventually. This is because the Spot
system only updates position data every 10-20 minutes, whereas the Blackberry and Symbian phone updates are live and ongoing, even when out of service (they simply store the logs and forward when back in service). The iPhone actually does not have the store and forward feature either. Therefore, track lines between points will be straight lines if you use a Spot
device, and completely missing all updates in non-service areas for iPhone users, creating straight lines between the last position in service, then the first position when back in service.
Privacy settings are included with EOTrackMe
, including “geofencing”. This enables you to mask your exact position at times when you don’t want to publish precise positions of where you are, such as home, work, friends etc.
home page shows a map of Australia
with current position icons for all active subscribers in the network. This offers the ExplorOz community the opportunity to view one another’s travels at a glance and if desired, you can click into each Member’s profile, read their blogs
, see their photos, and of course send them a message!
The live EOTrackMe
service can also be embedded into your own website at no extra charge. This means EOTrackMe
can be used for fleet tracking, events
and races and is not limited to ground moving objects. We can track a fleet of yachts, or even hot air balloons! The EOTrackMe
service is dependant only upon a “Member Profile” however you can register multiple tracking devices to a Profile. This means, the position data of each device in an entire fleet of objects can be viewed live from one map. EOTrackMe
includes some analytics to show distances moved over time, average speed etc however other customised reports can be made available to suit your particular event if requested.