Update #10 – Some insight into testing the GPS tracking capability

Going deep into some geeky map stuff here. Feel free to skip this update too.

I turned on tracking this morning during the drive to work; not checking in from my driveway to keep a little privacy throughout this.

SPOT offers a live tracking page that plots all the GPS beacons at 5 minute intervals. I will set up a different page on launch day and I’ll keep it private for me and anyone in the tracking team. Once the balloon has been recovered, I’ll make the link public or I’ll message all backers with a password. For today, the ‘Live Tracking’ password is: starduster

‘Live Tracking’

How good is the tracking? Color me impressed. When I got to work, I parked on the top deck of the parking garage and walked to the farthest corner and punched the ‘OK’ button. See for yourself. I think we are within 2 feet. Or just check out the screen shot below.

Public Link (a general overview)

Private Link (a much tighter shot using google maps)https://www.google.com/maps/place/31%C2%B032%2744.1%22N+97%C2%B007%2704.7%22W/@31.5455514,-97.1178768,146m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

GPS reporting - Testing Accuracy
GPS reporting – Testing Accuracy

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