projects of interest?

Casey Harkins caseyharkins at
Wed Jul 18 03:52:52 CEST 2007

Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On 7/17/07, Giles Jones <giles.jones at> wrote:
>> We need a good use for GPS, I want something like Tomtom but this
> Possible uses: can be combined with Google Maps or something like that
> to give other people an idea of the "travel route" you have followed.

I plan on implementing something along these lines (without the POI 
portion). My goal is to have a daemon running which records routes 
constantly and periodically reports them to a server over GPRS (probably 
gpg'ed first). When the route is reported to the server, the server can 
respond with a command to adjust the reporting period.

The primary use is just to keep a record of everywhere I've gone with 
the phone (reported once a day). Second, if my phone happened to get 
lost or stolen, I flip a switch on the server and the phone would report 
its position hourly or even more frequently. Even if the SIM card was 
swapped out, as long as GPRS is still accessible, the phone should still 
report its position. Unless the person in possession of my lost phone 
finds this mailing list post, it should help me get my phone back. :-)


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