EOTrackMe is a service for travellers that once configured, automatically receives position data from moving GPS devices via an internet (or satellite) connection and displays this onto a map stored on the ExplorOz website. When out of service, your device will store position data periodically and only send to the EOTrackMe server when a connection is restored, enabling your tracking map to "catch up". The EOTrackMe service has various settings to provide you with privacy protection, and can be utilised with almost any smartphone, tablet, computer or satellite device (such as SPOT).
DescriptionWhy use this tracking service?
Tracking the movement of a device can be useful for many reasons. Peace of mind knowing you are being tracked (and therefore can be found if lost), providing an instant way for the family to keep in touch with your progress, and to create a visual route on a map as a keepsake of your adventure.
During your travels, you can choose to allow your tracking to be shown on the EOTrackMe group mapping page or you can keep your tracking private. If you'd like your tracking to be viewed by only a select few people (such as family/friends) then you can lock your current tracking so that it requires a password to view. You can also embed your tracking map to another website you manage (via inserting code into your website). This features works with WordPress sites (but not the free ones).
Managing your Tracking
Once you have EOTrackMe configured, you can start/stop/clear/save your tracking logs as required. If you save a tracking log, you will be prompted to name your route and this will be reformatted to a GPS file format and stored as a User Trek in your profile and in the public User Treks list. This data can then be useful to others wishing to search the site for treks by name (so split your trip up into logical segments and save by track or region name). You can also add your User Trek map as an image into your blogs.
Home Location Privacy
Your home location is protected by an automatic 2km radius Geofence. Additional Geofences can also be added as needed for other sensitive locations and expanded up to a 10km radius. Tracking will not display until you move outside your Geofence.
If you do not want to have your current location visible, you can choose to "lock" the tracking of your device. Simply click on the device, then the "Security Key Required to View" button. The security key is a password that you add to the Security Key field in your ExplorOz Profile. Once you have completed the trip, you might be happy to save the recorded route. This reformats the file so it can be shared and displayed as a User Trek.
What information is shown in my track log?
EOTrackMe displays a line on a map showing the route you have travelled according to the GPS position settings received by our server. Average speed, current direction, distance travelled today, and when the device was last seen will also be displayed. Your track log will displayed using your ExplorOz Screen Name.
Saving EOTrackMe Tracking
Do not leave tracking running for 6 months and save as a User Trek titled "Bob's Around Oz Lap 2016" as this is useless to anyone looking for a specific track. You may clear tracking after using or save into logical, named track segments. Please respect that User Treks is a crowd-sourced database of track files that allows others to search and find tracks to download and use.
What is EOTrackMe & How Does it Work? Video by Pat Callinan
EOTrackMe Group Tracking
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I have the EOTrackMe web page showing my tracks in realtime. I have positions sent every few minutes and can see real time tracking.
I recently purchased this application and it has been great. The tracking doesn't suck the juice out of your phone battery.