Using Instamapper to track boats

admin | November 17th, 2009 - 13:16

I’ve been exploring various tracking options as part of an exercise to move Skipr tracking up ” a notch”. Here is the track which we created using an iPhone, taking Te Moana from Iluka to Camden Haven recently.

GPS tracking powered by InstaMapper.com

The iPhone reported positions via the boat’s wireless broadband connection. Because of restrictions by Apple on the way applications may be developed, the phone needs to be devoted to reporting GPS positions, rather than report “in the background”. If a phone call is received, the iPhone stops tracking, but will resume after the call is finished.

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