Real Time Tracking App

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Lee

04 Jan, 2017 09:26 PM

Hello there.

I am looking at SARTopo for our Service. I am wondering if there is anything in the works to allow elements to self report their positions within say a Tracking Object? Either have an app running in the background on their phone, or a means they can just pull out their phone and hit update lets say? Allowing a Search Manager to have an instant update on positions?

Thank you

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 07 Jan, 2017 06:50 PM

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    Not as a smartphone app, at the moment, but a local / offline copy of SARTopo can interface with both APRS TNCs and Kenwood Fleetsync systems. Although pricier, if the CP has internet coverage, I can also collect locations and tracks from enterprise DeLorme inReach devices.

    Cell phone service is generally not reliable on searches, so creating any kind of tracking or data reporting solution based on cell phones is not as high of a priority for me as interfacing with radio based solutions.

  2. matt closed this discussion on 07 Jan, 2017 06:50 PM.

  3. Leigh Schutt re-opened this discussion on 18 Oct, 2017 06:15 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Leigh Schutt on 18 Oct, 2017 06:15 PM

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    Hello Matt:

    I can understand that things are pretty hectic for you at the moment with
    the fires in your area. Just wondering if you could pass along the new
    procedure for using the offline maps for SAR groups. Just if you have a
    link or a canned message you could forward?

    Thanks

    Leigh

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by matt on 18 Oct, 2017 07:18 PM

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    Sorry - can you clarify what you're asking?

    If it's just the downloadable app / map files that went live earlier this year, see http://help.caltopo.com/kb/caltopo-offline

  6. 4 Posted by Leigh Schutt on 20 Oct, 2017 02:47 PM

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    That’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

    Cheers
    Leigh

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  7. matt closed this discussion on 23 Oct, 2017 06:00 PM.

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