Solved

Simple GPS tracking system

Posted on 2008-10-14
4
1,374 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-22
Can a GPS tracking system be built using a GPS capable SIM card?
0
Comment
Question by:malibuvue
4 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 22720656
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/23442.php
Many things are possible - the question is, how determined are you?  Some have hacked the Apple iPhone, and I am certain someone will figure out how to access the GPS in this card.  With the cost of GPS so low, why not get a ready-made solution?  (unless you want to do it for the fun of it and have a lot of time)
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
ericjarvies earned 125 total points
ID: 23965910
Hello,

For starters, let's look at how a GSM SIM card is used in a GPS tracking scenario:

1. GPS device provides coordinates of users position/location
2. GSM device with SIM card provides a two-way communication vehicle with which to take the GPS coordinates and deliver them to a remote server(logging/recording/saving the data in a database, etc.), or client computer(via email, or desktop SMS, etc.), or hand held cellular device via SMS or email, for example.  In turn, the Server, Client computer, or hand held device can respond back/send to the GSM device commands, data, etc., using SMS for example.

Now then, today it is possible to purchase vehicle-mounted GPS/GSM devices, as-well-as hand held GSM(aka World phones) devices with embedded GPS & WiFi.  As such, these GSM devices with GPS have the ability to determine coordinates, and send those coordinates to some place or some one.  So really it is a question of what you specifically wish to accomplish, and the amount of money you have to spend, and the intended usage of the system in an ongoing manner.  If you could provide me with this information, then I could provide you with the right answers, and the right solutions, or selection thereof.

Eric Jarvies
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

In this post we will learn how to connect and configure Android Device (Smartphone etc.) with Android Studio. After that we will run a simple Hello World Program.
For Sennheiser, comfort, quality and security are high priority areas. This paper addresses the security of Bluetooth technology and the supplementary security that Sennheiser’s Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets provide.  
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
This tutorial walks through the best practices in adding a local business to Google Maps including how to properly search for duplicates, marker placement, and inputing business details. Login to your Google Account, then search for "Google Mapmaker…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now