Greetings! If you just crash landed here from somewhere else on the internet…
My name is Zero Dean (Don’t believe me? Read this!)
This page previously provided real-time GPS tracking during my
Quite frankly, the page you’re viewing is boring. Here is where the action is!
See the (@ZeroTracker) twitter page. This is a location updates only account which automatically gathers and posts updates from FourSquare and my Live GPS Tracker (below) and I will also be posting some waypoints manually from time to time.
The static map ^^^ above ^^^ shows a rough outline of my path of travels over the past 1101 days .
The map above shows my detailed path of travel in real-time (if I am in transit) as well as an archive of previously recorded tracks.
- The default view is “satellite” view. To view road, highway & location labels, click “Hybrid” or “Map“.
- Click “Recent Tracks” for a recent history of previous days of travel.
- If a map is previously recorded, click “play” to playback my trip. You can adjust the speed settings.
- If a map is live, you can watch me as I travel in real-time by selecting “live”.
- You can click and drag the map around and zoom in/out using the +/- buttons on the map.
- If the “LIVE” button is greyed out, it means I am currently not in transit and the map you are viewing is previously recorded (you can tell by the time/date next to “Start” and “Finish”). This means that I am very likely near the end location indicated on the map — most likely working at a cafe online and just haven’t started my travel for the day.
- When I start new tracks, they are automatically posted to my @ZeroTracker and also my facebook page.
- Sometimes when I am out of cell phone range for too long (or my cell phone battery dies), my tracks are automatically “finished” due to “timing out”. As a result, a “finished” link is automatically posted to the places indicated above. However, the “finished” link may not work because I am actually still recording my travel — in which case, the map will be updated when I am back within cell range.
- “Maximum speed” is often not accurate due to GPS spiking.
- If a map is “live” and I the speed shows “0 MPH”, I am either stopped in my car or I left my phone in my car while entering a store or stopping to take photos near wherever I am.
- “Average speed” reflects any speed I was going throughout the day when I had my phone with me. This includes walking, hiking, and driving.
- If the the speed shows 3-4 MPH, I am probably walking around.
- Although the category says “Driving”, I tend to record entire days of travel which will also include walking, stopping, etc (as mentioned above).
- “Current speed” is not always accurate and often “spikes” to speeds higher than the actual speed limit. I am a careful driver & not in hurry, so the chances are good that I am actually one of the slower drivers on the road.