Share live tracking among users (friends and me on a map)

Tigus shared this idea 4 years ago
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First of all congratulations for your excellent program, very complete.

The idea or suggestion I wanted to make is about "live tracking". Maybe not to depend on an external site, you could keep track of live track on the site of LocusMap (as is done for "test"), but add a user management where you can define which users follow the location and what users want to share our location. So as to track the location of another user from the same LocusMap.

I know that you can simulate this example by sending the "live track" to an external site and then the other person to access this site from your cell phone, but it seems more integrated and convenient to do both within LocusMap.

On the other hand I may be desirable to add in documentation configuration examples "live track" with certain sites that perform the task, eg LiveTrack24 (see example in the forum), MapMyTrack (I was looking at how to integrate, but both latitude and longitude and time stamp should be sent in the same parameter values ​​separated by white space, and requires a parameter value changes according to whether we start, update or finalized the track).

The other option is to add pre-configured sites.

They are just suggestions, I hope to take them well.

Greetings to all and congratulations again.

PS: Sorry for my English, I`m using google translator.

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Well I'm glad to mark this topic as "Implemented". Finally after years. Enjoy this feature in latest 3.16.0 version of Locus.


Don't worry, we plan to improve it (mainly private groups, some web where should be visible current active users) etc. Anyway "core" is done. Uff.

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Just want to add some api pages to that idea...


http://www.mapmytracks.com/about/api


http://glympse.com/developers


Maybe there is a skilled developer reading this...

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Berkley Hello, thanks for the reply.


The site Glympse did not know, thanks for the tip. Regarding MapMyTrack, the API defines the values ​​of longitude, latitude and others must be sent in a single parameter (value), called points, separated by white space, Locus instead by what we can do is send each of these values as individual parameters, according to the live tracking screen.


Regards

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Hello, an idea:


Viewing manual "Live Tracking", perhaps to use MapMyTrack which requires sending data of longitude, latitude and others in the same html parameter, you could add a parameter of type "text field" in which the parameter name would be "points" and the value should be able to specify a text which may contain the name of variables representing the longitude, latitude, etc. For example: "{lat} {lon} {ts}" (note the white space between the values).


Regards

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This should be really outstanding feature! Still any plan to do that?

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jop, this year definitely!

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Would that be possible to live watch the track of other person(s) directly on map in Locus and does this feature provide a limitation to only give access to group of authorised users? (Not the way Livetrack24 behaves)

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Love your concept !

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This idea would be great for group outings like 4x4 expeditions and trips where you have over a dozen cars to keep track of, some who might get stuck or miss a turn - Would make it easy to find them or even just to ensure everybodys still going the right way as well lols


It would involve constant uploading of current position to a web server somewhere though I assume - and sometimes out in the bush perhaps phone signals (or even data use?) could be a issue

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???

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Ahh sorry for confusing.


Menion wrote:

  1. jop, this year definitely!

he want complete this task - this year - and we have seven months - to next "happy new year"


got it?

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Got it ! Tk u Gynta.

I prepare the champagne ! ;-)

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ajíííí :) (this was sound of mouse who knows, it has a problem ;) )

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Mouhahahaha i also prepare another bottle of champagne, but a Magnum this time, for "Cloud map and data storage/sync" ! Just in case ! Lol ;-)

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Even it do not looks, both ideas are from developers point of view, really really close. And we think about working on both of them "at once" .. ehm. Currently hot topic for me and Peter (who do server side of all behind Locus).


It's mainly about - how and where to store huge amount of users information. Stay tuned ... I'll bring any news immediately I'll know any :).

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Cool ! :-)


PS : and i have another idea for you concerning both ideas. I will send a post soon :-)))

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ajííí :)

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xlol !

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Hmmm, J-33 ... champagne or not champagne ??? ;-)

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not


-> http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/cloud_map_and_data_storage_sync#comment-22852


but hey, it's ok because champagne is expensive...

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I hope this will be available in MGRS. There are many of us Security Contractors that use this program in the Middle East and it is amazing. Looking forward to the future use of your incredible app.

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About tracking - free server part http://opengts.org

Seems complicated, but (maybe) allows anybody to buy virtual hosted server for own greoup usage.


Another tracking (proprietary) service, already used by OsmAnd map app: https://osmo.mobi/Customization

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You are missing the point, need the flexibility and user friendly platform that Locus provides. GPS Kit offers a platform similiar to yours but is more user friendly and offers the tracking ability. However, it is an iTunes only product.

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you can do this as a paid plugin i will buy it anyway!


trouble is that there is many things to do around that, ie. ability to login on locus map to access your friends, menage friends, on web or/and app, share locations, sync friends.


greatest idea i think up now is do that with no internet connection, using cellular network only via text messages that is skipped for view in inbox, many networks has free text messages now, and gsm is still stronger than gprs

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In progress? Woo! Maybe Locus could come together with a similar solution to Traccar (a web based client). Also I'd like to get all the sensor data from an android phone to be transmittable as well. ANT+,gyro,magnet,temperature!

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Hello guys,


these, who are still interested in this feature, check news in this topic on forum: http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=4988.0 .


I'll post in this topic just an important news, to prevent spamming of all users mailboxes. Have a nice day.

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Fifi, in Coué Method mode ... (method which relied on the principle that any idea exclusively occupying the mind turns into reality - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Cou%C3%A9) :


Locus Live Tracking Service will be Traccar compatible ...

Locus Live Tracking Service will be Traccar compatible ...

Locus Live Tracking Service will be Traccar compatible ...

Locus Live Tracking Service will be Traccar compatible ...

Locus Live Tracking Service will be Traccar compatible ...

...


;) :)

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Well I'm glad to mark this topic as "Implemented". Finally after years. Enjoy this feature in latest 3.16.0 version of Locus.


Don't worry, we plan to improve it (mainly private groups, some web where should be visible current active users) etc. Anyway "core" is done. Uff.

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Can we still share suggestions here? One suggestion (apart from transmitting ANT+ and other sensor data) is to be able to transmit the location without GPS (medium accuracy). Now gps is required to be on, while google+ for example supports network based locations.


Thanks for the great feature, it is working well

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Fifi you are crazy!!! https://www.facebook.com/locusmap/posts/1026409650779566 , thanks a lot, very very nice from You and although I'm an abstinent, this will worth a small glass ;)

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;)


( I know what you mean ... i'm also an abstinent ! )

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