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Mobile GPS Tracking Service

May 22nd, 2009 Author: odonata

If you have already uploaded many of your tracks on GPSed.com this post is for you. Now it’s time to learn how to organise and edit your tracks easily. Some of you probably have already noticed that a new page is available on GPSed.com.

My Tracks” page was recently released!

This page was very awaited by many of GPSed users. And we are glad that our service became even more useful and convenient.

What are the advantages of “My tracks” page?

  • You can reach “My tracks” easily from every page of GPSed website. In every moment by one click you can switch to it and organize your tracks which are stored on GPSed.com.
  • New convenient tabs for All Tracks, Public Tracks and Private Tracks allows you to find all your public and private tracks quickly and easily.
  • Availability of group actions: make changes of several tracks at the same time (delete, make private or public).
  • View the list of your tracks and filter them by dates or countries. Here on “My Tracks” page you can easily change the status of your track from public to private, export to GPX or KML format, rename or delete tracks, attach photos and share tracks with your friends using various services: Facebook, Digg, Delicious, MySpace, Twitter, etc.  You can also check track details (number of photos, waypoints, comments and views, country and locality of each track, start and finish dates, etc). Also, view photos as a slideshow and add description of each trip for your friends and other GPSed users!
  • Users could filter and sort the track list (4 types of sorting).
  • New tracks. Tracks which were uploaded but still have not been opened by the author are marked in bold and special icon.

Make all kind of editings you like just directly on “My Tracks” page and leave your comments her. We love your feedback!

Kind redards,
GPSed Team

Popularity: 18%

May 19th, 2009 Author: odonata

A new version of GPSed for iPhone version 1.3 is available. A problem with the long tracks have been successfully resolved in it.

In the previous version all track points were overwrited every minute. For the long tracks this process caused periodical delays. In the current version new points are appended to the end of the file and no delays occur.

Make a long tracks during your trips with GPSed Mobile Application!

New update of GPSed is expected soon. The next version with photo attaching feature just directly from the application and new user interface is recently in the development.

Please keep an eye on the updates and note that by purchasing GPSed users are entitled to all software updates and upgrades.

Popularity: 13%

April 23rd, 2009 Author: maphan

Dear friends,

Today we celebrate 50,000-th user who joined GPSed service. For 1,5 years of working together we have been creating powerful, functional and user-friendly GPS tracking service. Your feedback, comments, suggestions and remarks have been helping us to improve GPSed web-service and mobile applications and even to launch new directions.

As of today GPSed users recorded over 75,000 tracks in 176 countries and attached over 36,000 photos.

GPSed made a long interesting way from a simple web-service to comprehensive location-based solution with own mobile applications, powerful web-service and Monitoring Service that has been launched recently.
Today Pro and Basic versions of GPSed mobile applications are available for the most mobile platforms: Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone and Java/Symbian. GPSed.com web-service allows to archive, manage and share GPSed tracks, attach photos and a lot of more. And GPSed Monitoring Service covers the requirements from family tracking to industrial monitoring of mobile objects (vehicles).

The service received numerous positive reviews and to our pride in February 2009 GPSed won the Sony Ericsson Content Awards for the In-car applications category!

Thank you for being with us! Stay tuned for future updates and news!

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Popularity: 16%

April 22nd, 2009 Author: odonata

Many users are contacting us with the question why an altitude value is negative for their tracks. In the most cases this is a normal situation and not an error!

This happens because GPS receiver obtains an altitude value comparative to sea level but not to a ground level. At some places of the Earth ground level is lower than sea level. The lowest point of the surface of the Earth on dry land is the Dead Sea in Israel.  It is 422 meters (1,385 ft) below sea level.

But sometimes GPS receiver itself can wrongly obtain negative value of altitude comparative to sea level.  For more accurate fixing position in 3D mode at least 4 satellites required. That’s why when connection to satellites is bad, GPS receiver can work in 2D mode obtaining wrong value of altitude (elevation).  To fix it find open territory and wait for a least 4 satellites found.  Or purchase high-end GPS receiver.

As usual, please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance with our software.

Kind  regards,
GPSed Team

Popularity: 23%

April 17th, 2009 Author: odonata

GPSed for iPhone is a relatively young application compared to BlackBerry, J2Me or Windows Mobile versions. That is why our team is working to add more features to it.

What’s been new in the latest 1.2 version?

A “Map Preview” tab was added which displays track preview on a Google Maps. It’s possible to switch map types to “Map“, “Satellite“, “Hybrid” and “Terrain” according to your wish.

A possibility to setup Sharing option in Settings was added. There are also some useful bug fixes and small improvements.

Of course new updates of GPSed for iPhone are expected.

Kind regards,
GPSed Team

Popularity: 12%

March 31st, 2009 Author: odonata

Here we are going to discuss some small changes in GPSed Mobile Application for J2ME phones.  Upgrade to a new version of GPSed (3.6) and you will get an application which was improved. Recently we notices a small bug which is already fixed by our developers in the recent version. The bug appeared when users converted their tracks in GPX format. After that the track points were reflected in 12-h format (ex. the time was 10.32 instead of 22.32). This caused some strange tracking results (ex. the track started at 11.04 AM and finished at 03.55 AM, the same day).

We hope this was useful for those of you who have GPSed installed on J2ME phones.

Yours sincerely,
GPSed Team

Popularity: 32%

March 27th, 2009 Author: Valery

GPSed.com proudly presents new GPSed track in Historic series and the first GPS presentation of “Sully´s flight” (US Airways Flight 1549) and heroic landing in the Hudson River.

We have restored on a map the heroic landing of Airbus A320 in the Hudson River that took place January 15, 2009. This event came to the history of civil aviation thanks to the captain of Flight 1549 Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Without thrust from both engines lamed by geese he softly landed plane on water and saved lives of 155 passengers.

Together with the track you will find  geotagged photos, waypoints during this short flight and embedded 3D animation video with real pilot’s speech during in-flight accident.

Sully's Flight track preview

Stay tuned for new GPSed tracks from our Historic series. You can even subscribe to RSS Feed for all new tracks from this series.

Popularity: 16%

Some our users continue experiencing problems while opening pages of GPSed.com web site that contains Google Maps inside. Error message “Operation aborted” appears while loading these pages under Internet Explorer browser. We have investigated this issue and realized that error appears only for some modifications of Internet Explorer version 7 and version 6, while other versions of this web browser work well.

Error message appears because of a bug in Internet Explorer itself.  This bug is explained in Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927917

Here is a quote from the link above:

How do I fix this problem?

The easiest way for you to fix the problem is to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8. This problem no longer occurs in Internet Explorer 8. To upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Windows Internet Explorer 8: Home page
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/default.aspx

For better performance and stable working of GPSed.com web service we recommend to use Mozilla Firefox 3, which can be downloaded from our Downloads page. By the way, Downloads page has been redesigned recently. It’s another reason to check it out.

Popularity: 17%