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  • GPS Using the Tobglobal MB6800 and the Novatel S720!!

    What's Sharing Places Information in Google Earth

    Google Earth is a product and service offered by Google Co. With Google Earth, you can save your places information on your computer, and then you can email the location data to others to share the places information.
    What's more, you can also save the GPS location data to a web sever or network server in real-time or periodically. Other Google Earth users who have access to the server can then use the data, thus you can share the location information with others in real-time/periodically.

    Storing a places information file on the network or on a web server offers the following advantages:

    In addition to saving placemarks or folders to your local computer, you can also save place data to a web server or network server. Other Google Earth users who have access to the server can then use the data. As with other documents, you can create links or references to KMZ files for easy access. Storing a placemark file on the network or on a web server offers the following advantages:

    * Accessibility - If your place data is stored on a network or the Web, you can access it from any computer anywhere, provided the location is either publicly available or you have log in access.
    * Ease in Distribution - You can develop an extensive presentation folder for Google Earth software and make that presentation available to everyone who has access to your network storage location or web server. This is more convenient than sending the data via email when you want to make it persistently available to a large number of people.
    * Automatic Updates/Network Link Access - Any new information or changes you make to network-based KMZ information is automatically available to all users who access the KML data via a network link.
    * Backup - If for some reason the data on your local computer is corrupt or lost, you can open any of the KMZ files that you have saved to a network location, and if so desired, save it as a local file again.


    What MB6800 Provides

    Novatel S720 card has an onboard GPS feature. With a Franklin CDU-680 card or Novatel S720 PCMCIA card, EX720 express card, U720 USB card, Verizon U727 (not yet Sprint U727) USB card, etc, MB6800 can correct and save the location information on its non-volatile memory, thus you will have the advantage using Google Earth without extra web server/network server services.

    Settings on MB6800

    Log in and go to the "Services" ->"GPS" page, check Enable GPS Services box, and then configure the Interval to a appropriate value. MB6800 will update the location information periodically.



    Settings on Google Earth

    On the Google Earth software, click "Add" on the main menu, and then select Network Link from the pop-up menu. The New Network Link dialog box appears. Enter the name of your link in the Name field. Enter the full path of http://MB6800_WAN_IP/mbgps.htm or http://your_ddns/mbgps.htm in the Link field(here the "MB6800_WAN_IP" is the actual IP address of the WAN card interface, and the "your_ddns" is the DDNS name you configure on this MB6800).

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    This sounds sweat but,....

    This sounds pretty cool, but is it real time tracking?

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    • #3
      MB6800 with S720 (Real time tracking?)

      Originally posted by athena View Post
      This sounds pretty cool, but is it real time tracking?
      Yes this is real time tracking!! The nice thing about this application, besides it being realtime tracking, is that you don't have to buy any extra equipment if you already own the S720 and MB6800. There's also no subscription fees involved either. How great is that.

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