SARTopo/Spot integration

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Todd Shechter

10 Mar, 2019 11:00 PM

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone is using successfully the Add Locator object to receive email check-ins from a Spot beacon?

For me, SARTopo generated the email address which is now in our Spot account. But on a check-in, nothing appears on the map. The check-in also sends to my normal email and that is arriving fine.

This seems like a cool feature. Thank you.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 13 Mar, 2019 02:51 AM

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    There was a recently-fixed bug with SPOT email parsing due to SPOT changing the format of their email, but I haven't heard back from the reporting user so I couldn't verify that it was fixed. Have you tested this in the past few days, and if so can you send over a sample email?

  2. 2 Posted by Todd Shechter on 13 Mar, 2019 10:47 AM

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    Hi Matt,

    I tried this on Sunday and it did not work. Here is the email.


    Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:20:47
    From: Todd Shechter <[email blocked]>
    Reply-To: [email blocked]
    To: [email blocked]
    Subject: Check-in/OK message from SPOT CMRU
        1 OK ~23 lines Text
        2 Shown ~22 lines Text

    Device Name: CMRU
    Latitude: 44.54181
    Longitude: -123.28748
    GPS location Date/Time: 03/10/2019 15:08:33 PDT

    Message: CMRU is OK and doing well.

    Click the link below to see where I am located. []

    If the above link does not work, try this link:,-123.28748&ll=44.54181,-123.28748&ie=
    UTF8&z=12&om=1 []

    You have received this message because "CMRU" has added you to its SPOT
    contact list and
    attempted to contact you.

  3. 3 Posted by shane on 24 Mar, 2019 11:50 AM

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    I didnt know sartopo did this. How do I get the email account set up?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by matt on 24 Mar, 2019 09:00 PM

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    Add New Object -> Add Locator (on a saved map), set type to email and there's a link next to the ID field to generate a new email.

    SPOT parsing should be fixed, hoping to deploy it tonight but it might not happen until Monday night. I've seen two different email formats from them recently so I'm not sure if they just switched or are sending out different types of emails concurrently, but the fix will handle the two formats I've seen.

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