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Old 09-17-2008
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HellIo all,
Three friends and I are leaving in late November on a ~5year circumnavigation. Since last january we have each committed our lives to a complete refit of our Skye 51' Obelisk and she is nearly ready to go. I created a website to chronicle our trip and I am very pleased with the way it turned out. However, I would like to include a current location tracker somewhere on it. Ideally, this would be a program with world or regional map into which I could enter our lat/lon at the end of each day, week, different port, or whatever. The only program I could find that fits this bill comes from sailblogs.com and, since I already have a full website, I do not want to incur the extra expense (we are on a very tight budget) of subscribing just for the tracking feature.

Is there another option that I'm missing? I have never messed around with Google Earth but does it include a similar feature? Perhaps there's a widget I could include in my webpage that performs this function?

Any advice is much appreciated. Please check out our website Obelisk Circumnavigation '08 | "Supposing is good, but finding out is better." -Mark Twain.

Thanks,
Jesse
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By posting your lat/long anyone can enter that into Google E and find your location. I don't know of anything that does what you are talking about, but maybe some of the experts here will have some ideas.

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Apart from Google you can try this site :
Pangolin
they also offer a free tracking service. The same question came up about a week or so ago, so do a search and you'll probably find additional info there.
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