ExplorOz Tracker

ExplorOz Tracker is a service that is available for Members via either of our two apps (ExplorOz Traveller, & ExplorOz Tracker), and also for Members who own a SPOT device with a "Shared Page" service. Position data will be collected from your device and synced to your Member account on the ExplorOz server.
Created: September 2009
Revised: February 2020
Latest Feedback: February 2020

Download the App Here

Download the ExplorOz Tracker app free, using one of the store links below as applicable for your device.
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To activate the tracking service, you will need an ExplorOz Member account. Non-Members can still download the free Tracker app but will only be able to use the View feature.

Overview & FAQs

ExplorOz Tracker is an online tracking service that is designed for ExplorOz Members. There is no additional cost. Just a current Member account is required. The service uses an app interface to collect position data from the GPS in your device and sync this to the server where a route line showing the path of travel is displayed on a map. The Tracker interface is available in both the ExplorOz Traveller app, and also the ExplorOz Tracker app.

Does it track offline?

Yes, when out of service, your device will store position data and only send/sync to the server when a connection is restored, enabling your tracking map to "catch up".

Why use this tracking service?

Tracking has both security and safety attributes that go way beyond letting others know where you are when you're travelling. Not only can our Members track themselves with the app on their personal devices, but you can also put the app on devices used by your loved ones. For example, you can setup up Geofence alerts to send you an SMS or email as your loved ones leave/enter specific locations like home, work, school, or you can check the app to look at the map and visually see where they are. Tracking a loved one might be done for your peace of mind, just to ensure they reach their destinations safely and on-time. You can even track their adventures on boats, in planes, on bikes or even just out running! Tracking is available worldwide and has endless possibilities. ExplorOz Tracker is not just limited to travelling. It's all about peace-of-mind and being able to know that you can track down a person's last known position to speed up a search and recovery if necessary.

What information is tracked and how is it used?

The Tracker service will use the position data to draw a route line on a map showing the path you have travelled. This might occur in real-time whilst your device is connected, or there might be a delay if your device is out of service. Only the name you assign to your Device, and your ExplorOz Member Screen Name is displayed. If tracking has commenced and you go out of service, the tracking map will display your last known position and date/time at last position. Once your device reconnects, all the new positions will be used to extend the route line and enable the map to "catch up". If tracking continues over multiple days, the location of the device at the time of date change will be recorded and shown with an icon labelled with the stop number, ie. 1, 2, 3. 4.

Who can see my tracking?

During your travels, you can choose to have your tracking set to Private or Public. When the tracking is set to Public, anyone with the link to the Tracker webpage will be able to view your tracking map. If you change the setting to Private, people will need to enter your SECURITY KEY password to unlock the map. On the ExplorOz Tracker webpage is a panel showing a map of Australia. Dots are displayed on the map to show the last synced positions of all Member devices with the Public tracking setting. Devices with Private settings are not shown and the only way for someone to obtain the link to your tracking is if you send them the Direct Link from your device.

Can I Save Tracking

Whilst this is an active tracking service, we do provide the facility to Save/Archive your tracking. Please refer to the User Manual for further information. The User Manual is located within the app as a PDF, and also shown as a PDF download from this page in the Support Help section below.

How many devices can I track?

Within your Member account we allow up to five (5) tracking devices. Each device has its own individual map display, which you can name to help identify the unit.

Data Collection Privacy

ExplorOz is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd - a small, private, and fully Australian owned company. We do not share, sell, or distribute the data collected via the use of any of our services to any other organisation.

Support Help

Live Chat is generally available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.30am - 3.30pm. We are located in Perth, Western Australia, which operates on GMT+8 (WST). If we are busy taking other chats, you will be prompted to leave a message. Please do so and we will get back to you asap.
Before contacting us for support, please ensure you have checked the FAQs below.
Instructions for setting up a SPOT device
The SPOT Satellite Messenger devices are supported in Tracker via the use of the shared page XML feed system.
The shared page system and XML feed are an available using the Track Progress service available directly from Spot see http://au.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=111 and this must be activiated to use your Spot on Tracker .
To set-up your SPOT device to be visible on Tracker do the following (if you have already setup a shared page see note below):
  • Login to your SPOT account
  • Click on the Share tab
  • Click the "Create Shared Page" option

  • Name the page something like SPOT XML Interface
  • Select the messenger (i.e. SPOT device) for the shared page. If you only have one, it will be selected automatically. If you have more than one device, you must select the device for which you're creating a feed to Tracker . Do not select multiple devices! If you have more than one device, you will need to create a separate shared page for each device
  • Check all message types to share on this page. If you're creating a shared page for a Generation I device, you will see three message types - Check-in, Help and Track. If you're creating a shared page for a Generation II device, you will see a fourth message type - Custom. Be sure and check all message types
  • In the Share GPS locations from the last list, select an appropriate number of days. 7 days is the recommended value but it's totally up to you
  • This is important... For the Share message detail setting, please select Yes. This allows Tracker to pull the custom message text that you've set-up for Ok, Help and Custom messages
  • Password protection is not currently supported. Ensure the page is public
  • Click the Create Now! button

  • A new window will appear with the URL for your SPOT shared page, highlight the entire URL by holding down the left mouse button and dragging over the URL, then right-click the highlighted area and select the copy option
  • The next step is to be completed on ExplorOz (see next step below)

NOTE: If you already have a SPOT Shared Page all you need to do is login to your account, and click on the Edit/Manage Shared Page link. Right click on the name of the Shared Page you want to submit to Tracker , then select the "copy link location"/"copy shortcut"/"copy link address" option (option is different depending on browser), then follow the below instructions.
  • Make sure you are currently logged in to your member account (to determine this click on the "My Home" tab at the top of this page and look under the My Account Stats box). Once you have determined that you are logged in, come back to this section then click this link: Register SPOT Device
  • In the window that appears you'll need to enter the URL that you copied by right clicking in the text box and selecting the past option, the URL will appear in the text box, you can then press Save
  • The SPOT device is now loaded into your account, go to your Members Public Profile page or the My Tracking tab on the Tracker page to customise the set-up (including Device Name and Security Options).
User Manual
The app includes a User Manual in PDF format, however for your convenience you might like to print it from here. See the latest version of the User Manual updated 25th February here -

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