Atlantic-Crossing: Tracking with Google-Maps? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-18-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Maverick29 is on a distinguished road
Atlantic-Crossing: Tracking with Google-Maps?

Hey,

we want to sail a boat from the USA to Portugal and wondered whether it would be possible to use google-maps on our website to track our path.

I know it would be possible to send a short-message with the Iridium-phone to my family back home and let them set a new mark on the google-map, which is inserted in my website.

But is there any way to send the message directly to Google-Maps? So that it automatically sets the mark on the map?

Or is there any other way of tracking our path by sending short-messages or even emails by Iridium-Phone?

Thanks for reading! :-)

John
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-18-2009
Sea Slacker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
brak is on a distinguished road
Spot messenger will do the job and they have a web application that shows reported locations on Google maps. In automatic mode the device sends an update every 10 minutes.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-18-2009
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
I'd agree that you'd probably be much better off getting a Spot Messenger, which is specifically designed to do this.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-18-2009
theartfuldodger's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 278
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
theartfuldodger is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to theartfuldodger
Spot is only good for 200 miles off shore
__________________
Brake Free
Lake Ontario
42 CC Passage
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-18-2009
Sea Slacker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
brak is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by theartfuldodger View Post
Spot is only good for 200 miles off shore
Where exactly is this information coming from?
Spot messenger is using a simplex band of the Globalstar satellite network. Here is the coverage chart: SPOT COVERAGE
This looks like a decent coverage of the ocean and certainly well beyond the 200 mile limit.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-18-2009
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
I think you should check your source again... not the case with the SPOT messenger... there are some dead spots, but it does have far greater coverage than merely 200 miles off shore.. What you may be thinking of is the XM satellite weather service, which is limited to about that distance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by theartfuldodger View Post
Spot is only good for 200 miles off shore
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
crew for atlantic crossing on cata 40 feet drouinserge Crew Wanted/Available 7 06-30-2008 10:19 AM
small and comfortable and bluewater.... can it be done jasonwillis711 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 07-11-2007 11:49 AM
North Atlantic Crossing modusvivendi Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 03-14-2001 05:53 AM
First Leg of an Atlantic Crossing Michael Carr Seamanship Articles 0 01-31-1998 07:00 PM
First Leg of an Atlantic Crossing Michael Carr Cruising Articles 0 01-31-1998 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.