Tracking refers to recording position of an something continuously.

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Looking for ready tools to display real-time positions online

we want to show that in a big city like Palermo, cycling can be the fastest tool (and at the same time the most ecological). We will give 4 smartphones to 4 users, and there will be 4 ways to move: ...
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Fleet tracking software options

Before I sit down and make the mistake of start writing my own, I wanted to know my options for good, modern, fleet tracking options that are not too expensive. What I am looking for is something that ...
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Overview of GPS tracking system technologies

Background: I've been asked by a friend to estimate the cost of setting up a GPS tracking system for a small fleet of buses, so we can do real time reporting of bus locations via a webmap. In my ...
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Cleaning GPS track data

I have data captured with a GPS tracking unit. Some track have bad/cold starts and the only way to determine the track quality is by using the altitude. Unfortunately I don't have the raw GPS data and ...
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Register and display real time tracking of my smartphone (gps) on a map

I have 2 smartphones (android galaxy and iphone) and i would like to display the position, according to the gps coordinates, on a map. Is there any app to download or any kind of service where i ...
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vehicle tracking system in postgresql performance

I am developing the vehicle tracking system using postgresql. When the data comes from device to my DB server, I am calling the following functions after inserting data into log table. Distance ...
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How to derive vehicle paths from timestamped location data?

I've got a bunch of location data for snow plows. There's a unique id for every plow, a timestamp, and x & y coordinates. Instead of knowing where hundreds street plows were at one minute ...
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Indoor positioning system hardware [closed]

I'm a software developer, dont know much about the hardware specifications and dont know where to start. (Even not sure is that the right stackexchange I should ask this question.) So, I want to know ...
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How to record tracks finer than 10-30cm resolution (possibly using an iPhone)?

I am trying to record tracks at a much finer scale than is possibly with GPS but hopefully using something simple and cheap, ideally an iPhone. The resolution for track data I am after is around ...
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How to compute the outline of multiple tracks?

I have multiple gps tracks with depth data gathered from the lake. The tracks are overlapping/intersecting. I want to get an outline polygon. I have a multi-line shp. I've tried to diffuse it in qgis ...
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GPS tracking and Web mapping?

We are developing a tracking software and we are the stage where we test the reliability of our location stigma on the following web-maps Google Map Nokia HERE Open Street Map (OSM) We observe ...
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Given a known batch of mobile-obtained gps data with timestamps, what algorithms can be used to clean it?

I'm working on the backend for an iOS/Android app that collects locations every hour and syncs with the server every three hours. The mobile apps themselves are not under my control and so I can't ...
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Different ways to publish media-enhanced route/trail information to mobile users

I'm looking for some different approaches that a non-profit I'm helping could use to publish information about some tourism routes. Each route is 1-2 tracks, with some historical background ...
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GPS tracking using smartphones [closed]

We're looking to launch a study that examines spatial behaviour on a university campus. Given the near ubiquity of smartphones among our study population, we're excited about the possibility of using ...
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Using PostGIS for a large trajectory dataset

I have a spatial trajectory dataset which basically contains about 10E6 (lat,lon,time)-tuples, grouped together by an identifier so they form trajectories. Currently, SQLite is used to store the raw ...
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How best to measure average speed?

I searched through previous questions & didn't find an answer to this one. At first glance it might look like a straightforward math question & off-topic, but it is related to a fleet ...
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How to get the layers of my project to show while tracking with GPS?

I've been using/testing several versions of various GIS software and run into occasional issues. Right now, my biggest with QGIS is with GPS connection/downloading from/tracking. These are all ...
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Exporting massive gps tracks to a map

I have about 1000 vehicle equiped by a GPS sensor and 3G connection. Each vehicle feeds a csv file -using 3G connection- with its current location every 5 sec. Each vehicle have its own CSV file. ...
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QGIS: plotting real time lat/lon GPS input on a different projection

I'm trying to plot realtime GPS over a satellite image in QGIS 1.8. The GPS data is coming in as NMEA lat/lon from a Garmin Etrex. This works when the image is in WGS84 lat/lon projection and ...
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How to create an exact tracking route from GPS data with animated icon?

Probably this is not purely GIS related question, its related to developing issues. I am just asking if there is any kind of suggestions from Gurus. I am building an tracking application where GPS ...
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How to determine and send alert SMS for next bus stop in a GPS tracking system?

In my gps tracking system (PHP/MySql) I have got 5 Stops for a vehicle. Whenever the bus reaches stop 1, the passengers at stop 2 should get an SMS alert. And in the same way for the sops followed ...
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Build a website to track GPS signals [closed]

I need to build a solution that allows me to track cellphones/tablets and display on a visual map. I think there are two parts, one is understanding the general architecture. The other is more ...
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Most Efficient method of Storing Point Data in PostGres/PostGIS to later re-create a track

I am trying to determine the most efficient way to store point data in PostGIS to later re-create tracks Criteria: 1 second updates 100- 200 tracks active at any one time 1 hour max ...
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Triangulation Algorithm

I want to track device using triangulation algorithm. It works fine with 3 BTS stations at 3 different locations. What should I do if only 1 or 2 BTS exists.
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How do some companies receive GPS data from vehicles if GPS's can't send any data?

I know that some companies offer tracking services for vehicles such as live GPS tracking they can access any time, but as you can't use the GPS protocol to send any data i wonder how the do it... I ...
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Converted GPX file has null values in open attributes

I'm an absolute newbie but I think I'm doing this right. I've got a bunch of .fit files from my garmin. I can use GPSBabel to manually convert these to GPX XML and the map looks fine after the ...
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Android app: GPS Logger and POI recorder, with offline map

I am looking for a good app that can do one or many of my below listed requirements. They are listed with the most fundamental functions first. Preferably the app can do all of it, but it should at ...
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Parsing raw data from GPS tracker

As a side project I've been hacking together a simple tracking system for my wayward dog using a cheap GPS / GPRS tracker. I've successfully got it transmitting data to my server over GPRS but while ...
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ArcGIS online live data

Does ArcGIS online have the capability of providing real time (live) tracking of assets? If I have a staff member with a cell phone can ArcGIS online show me where that person is at any given moment? ...
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MongoDB to store vehicle tracking information

I am building an app similar to Uber for tracking vehicles. Since the update frequency is so high (accounting for several users), I want to know the general practices involved for making writes faster ...
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How do I statistically compare positions from two track datasets?

I have two datasets with positions that I need to compare. One would be the "observed" positions (someone took the GPS positions manually) and the other one was calculated using a software. To use ...
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What format is this GPS tracking string?

I am receiving tracking data from a device and I am not sure what is the format/standard of this string in order to properly process the variables, this is a sample string received: ...
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Is there demand for a higher resolution alternative to GPS tracking in the GIS market?

If there was an alternative to GPS that provided higher resolution tracking, what applications would there be for it in GIS? Note that this means higher resolution, but not necessarily higher ...
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What is the best way to construct a SQL query that returns the block name for each bus point as it travels?

I have two datasets in postgres; 1) a bunch of points that represent bus locations 2) city block polygons. Each bus has a unique ID and each block polygon has a field that has the block name in it. ...
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In arcmap how to modify time value in editor tracking fields

In my map, I have several layers enable editor tracking, but the time zone is not the same as our location time zone (GMT +8). When I try to use time slider to modify the time, I find the time slider ...
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How to use Mapserver+Openstreetmap for tracking service effectively?

I have got Asset tracking installations for many clients. The availability of GIS map data for every client location seems to be the tough part. I have got a MapServer WMS installation. Can I use OSM ...
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How can I calculate the average speed in various legs of a bus route?

I'm working on analyzing NYC MTA Bus traffic data. There are numerous buses traveling along the route, emitting gps data at random locations. I have about 30k records with bus_line, vehicle_id, ...
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How to improve accuracy or extrapolate missing or bad GPS points

Is there an easy to use freeware tool to postprocess my location data, in order to correct 1) location errors (or improve accuracy not based on differential GPS correction) and 2) deal with missing ...
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Track Traffic Display in World Wind [duplicate]

Is it possible to play records which has trajectories and time stamps as live traffics. I did investigate the World Wind SDK but I can not see special classes for aviation or Tracks and trajectory ...
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Linux Client for OpenGTS server

I've installed an OpenGTS server and successfully linked it with the GPS2OpenGTS_Pro application for android. The buses I'm tracking offer 3G with a wireless AP, however whenever the bus stops, the ...
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“Flight recorder” for automobiles/motorcycles? [closed]

As I sat in traffic court last week for a non-moving violation, many of the cases were clearly he said/she said issues.. particularly with stop sign violations. I can easily see how this specific ...
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Database Editor Tracking Time Stamp Issue

I have Esri Tech Support looking into this but I thought I would post it here too. I have a File Geodatabase with Editor Tracking Enabled. The date is fine but the time stamp for creation and edits ...
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GPS data -tracking analyst

i have GPS data from 15 trucks for one month. The data include (location x-y, speed, altitude and vehicle_id). I have used tracking analyst to visualize the data but i need to group them by day to ...
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cross platform Mobile tracking app to report to custom server?

Does any one know of IOS, Andriod apps for asset tracking that I can point to my server? I can then write some code to intercept the messages from the mobile app. ideally a solution which works on ...
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Identify circuits/loops in GPS track data

This question will be naive and uneducated, but I gotta start my research somewhere, so I'll ask for references and pointers... Let's say you have a GPS time series with a set of lat/long coordinates ...
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Add GPS tracks directly to a PostGIS table

Disclaimer: I am a total GIS newb and I have a use case I have not seen elsewhere. Background: I drive country roads looking for old building, cemeteries, school houses, etc and I record the ...
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Tutorial datasets of ArcGIS 9.3 Tracking Analyst [closed]

I am a beginner in ArcGIS Tracking Analyst Extension. I need to do the tutorial exercises of Tracking Analyst Tutorial for understanding Tracking Analyst. Can anyone please email me the Tracking ...
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how to load gps information in my map and track way points?

i am using QGIS 1.8 in ubuntu 12.04 . i am working with ROBOTIC OPERATING SYSTEM(ROS) and QGIS simultaneously . My ROS system is connected to LIDAR(sensors) that will publish gps message so i could ...
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Geofence and GPS-Tracking in QGIS

What is the easiest possibility to create a geofence and to track if subjects cross the fence? I assume the fence is a simple polygon vector? What do I need for the cars? GPS data set? GPS layer? ...
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Length of a long distance GPS track

I have a list of GPS points logged by a vehicle and I'd like to find out the length of the logged route. The problem is that the vehicle logs only every 10 minutes, so I don't have too many points to ...