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Old 08-31-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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In 2009 my wife and I will be traveling to Alaska from Florida. We maintain a web site and would like to give our readers a visual map on the web site to show our elapsed route and current location. The visual can be an integral part of the site or a link to another site. Does anyone currently have such a setup or know of any.
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In 2009 my wife and I will be traveling to Alaska from Florida. We maintain a web site and would like to give our readers a visual map on the web site to show our elapsed route and current location. The visual can be an integral part of the site or a link to another site. Does anyone currently have such a setup or know of any.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:51 AM   #3
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You could have a map displayed on the web site and just update it as you go, provided of course you have access to the internet during your travels.

You could also spend a lot of money and get a Datastorm system although this is an expensive solution, but it's a neat setup.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:08 AM   #4
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Mr. Roo, welcome to iRV2.

We use MS Streets & Trips to show our route on our blog. Streets & Trips allows you to copy your map and paste it into another document. We paste it into Photoshop Elements, but it will also work to paste it into MS Paint (which should already be on your computer if you are using a PC). We then save the new document as a GIF or JPEG and put it into our blog. Of course, we must manually update our map every time we move and make a new copy.

We also have a Datastorm like Bob suggests, but this only shows our current location, not a history of our travels.

Click the link below to see our blog and the maps we have included. Hope this info helps.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:11 AM   #5
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http://www.findmespot.com/ExploreSPO...Messenger.aspx Check this one out. We have one and it will do what you want. It links your location to a google map and sends a message to the list you make. The added bonus is the ablitiy to send a 911 message is you get into a pickel and your cell won't work. I'm still learning how to use all the features but i think it has value.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:17 AM   #6
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Hi Mr Roo,
My wife uses "Google Maps". You can highlight different legs of your journey on the various highways that you have driven on. There is a list of icons like tents or picnic tables, or golfers that you can put on your map that shows what you did while at certain towns.

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:00 AM   #7
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We use MyTripJournal.com to allow family and friends to keep track of where we are and see some photos really quickly.

Easy to mark your spot on a map, upload photos and put your blog comments for the day.

See link to our trip in 2006:
MyTripJournal Link

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Old 09-01-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
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On our blog (linked in our signature below) we use Google Maps. When we move we update it. And Google Maps provides you with the html code to easily paste an interactive map to your blog or website. If you look under our map there is a link to a larger view. You or viewers can select different views of the interactive map (roads, satellite, terrain). As the creator, you can get very precise in the details, depending on what you want to include. Your map can also be viewed in Google Earth which can provide extreme details, down to your campsite or surrounding buildings. I think it's fun to play with and easy to use.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:11 AM   #9
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Well, you do have time to get a 'ham lic' amateur radio for Tech. Once you have that, you can get a radio designed specifically for 2-meter operation that also has TNC(term node controller) capabilities, and along with a simple GPS it can easily be set up to give your position as you travel for you. I have simplified it, but if you know anyone who is a ham, they can probably assist you or find someone that can. Most ham clubs have a few 'techie' types in their club who have a lot of knowledge, more than just taking the test.
I have one in my rig.

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