Does anyone know how to read Blackberry user's GPS latitude and longitude from the SyncLBS table on the Enterprise BES Blackberry Server and plot position on a web viewable map

Posted on 2009-02-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Does anyone know how to read Blackberry user's GPS latitudes and longitudes from the SyncLBS table on the Enterprise BES Blackberry Server and plot their positions on a web viewable map (preferably web publishable)
Question by:PeterMD
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Expert Comment

ID: 23638589
From your Blackberry, go into Options > Advanced Options > GPS and you should see your latitude and longitude coordinates there.

You can create a public map on maps.google.com and just enter your coordinates there.  Go into the My Maps link and from here you can create a public map using the coordinates you pulled from your Blackberry.

Expert Comment

ID: 23638611
You can enter your coordinates just as they show up in your Blackberry.

For example, my Blackberry shows me at
Latitude: N 34 10.1294
Longitude: W 118 29.9171

When I go into google maps, I just type in the following "32 10.1294, 119 29.971" (without the quotes) and I can see the roof of the building I am in.

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PeterMD earned 0 total points
ID: 23831559
We did this ourselves reading the LAt and Long from the SyncLBS table ont he BES and post the location of our users on our intranet.
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Author Comment

ID: 23831564
It was reassuring to find that no one else had found the solution yet.

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Expert Comment

ID: 25337625
SyncLBS table says:
ServerTime: 1253033984
Latitude: 3523266
Longitude: -8093441

Translates to:
ServerTime: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:59:44 GMT
Latitude: +35.23266 degrees
Longitude: -80.93441 degrees

Map to Google:


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