Although I’m back in the UK my head isn’t entirely sure where I am, so I figured that I’d check out GPSGate.com. It’s a GPS mapping portal which lets friends share their live location with other personally approved “buddies”. The GPSGate people say it’s easy and quick to setup, so I thought I’d give it a try.
First, I browsed to their site and grabbed the Pocket PC version for my T-Mobile MDA Compact III, which has to be the best device for this kinda thing due to the in-built GPS and generous T-Mobile data plans. After install I went back to their site and created an account. Then, back on my device I ran the GpsGate program and it automatically detected my internal GPS. Following a quick look at their getting started guide I easily piped the GPS data directly into my new online account. It was then simply a matter of telling it how often to do so (you can even tell it not to send data when you’re not moving, which is excellent) and within seconds I had a Google map with my location on. Splendid stuff.
For some reason the screenshot above showed me as lurking next to the M6, which I wasn’t doing. I guess it was due to the fact that I hadn’t updated the position for an hour or two.
GpsGate comes with a 14 day free trial, after which you can purchase the standard version for $29.95 (about £15.26). I’ve had a bit of a dig around though and you may be able to get away with using GPSGate Express on your Pocket PC instead. This costs just $9.95, which is around a fiver.
Link – gpsgate.com