Mapping a Trip
Mapping a Trip
I think the links below show software and maybe the handheld something to make a map for my website of my trip, I am not sure.
Here is a great frustration for me, and extremely difficult to research from an Internet Cafe here in Cairo at one dollar per hour on someone else's computer, on my own, I can download, bookmark, file and do all sorts of organized moves.
I would like a GPS, or a Global Positioning satellite CELL Phone that I could carry and then download the information and make a map of my trips.
The lady that is driving around Africa in a Land Rover with her husband that has a domain name that is impossible to spell or type told me a little about this, however this is maybe one of them projects you need before you start and a lot of time to figure out.
Her link is on this post.http://www.hobotraveler.com/2005/08/one-vote-for-land-rover.html
Fear is a reason many people have all these toys, they are leaving and very afraid they will get lost or not be able to call for help.
Satellite Telephones are big sellers where there is no way to contact people easily, like on the Amazon River, there are travelers that pay thousands of dollars to have a telephone they will only use a couple times in their life. I think Magellan is the big Satellite telephone company.
What is happening is the price is slowly, and very soon getting down to a price I can afford or a price that is not annoying and stupid. Nothing I do is so important that I need to pay one dollar per minute, maybe call my Mother with a capital M on Christmas, also my Father, however I am picking on Mom today.
I see maybe 10 cents a minute as the price that would make sense, or maybe 20 cents U.S.
However what these people do not do is show me the best workable combinations that will work, of course they are not sure it will work in Cairo, only the USA or Germany is normal.
I need the Cell Phone, Computer, Software, GPS device, maybe bluetooth, adapters, batteries, chargers all working together, I need a package that works anywhere on the planet.
Then again, I can go to the beach and keep my life simple.
Some great links:
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I wish I knew the link, however blogger.com does not generate a direct link until I publish.http://pathaway.com/index.html
Here is the direct link to this post, PLEASE post here so I can keep ideas in one place.http://www.hobotraveler.com/2005/08/mapping-trip.htmlMapping a Trip
I came across a wonderful site the other day for mapping paths of travel:
I have not had time to check, a site though must publish to my website for me to be happy, if they only keep the map on their site it does me zero good, however for sure it helps them.
I have lost many photos, information from sites giving me or even I pay for them to host, I must be able to back up the information on my site.
I had Johnnyjet.com tell me about a mapping site a year ago. It must publish to my page, like blogger.com does.
Maybe this one does, I am in a hurry.
Hummm... I bet you could always call the image (hosted on the BallOfDirt Web site) on the hobo site, or perhaps reference the map in a link.
For example... This is a map!
... just another thing to maintain though :\