mobile and geolocate  them

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-09

I have several mobile devices with no gps. They are nokia and others... are simple devices. Every truck driver has its own mobile device and I need to geolocate them to know where are they.

Is possible?

Best regards
Question by:heze54
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    Which country are you from?

    The technology to do this is availible, but not all countries allow normal users access to it.
    The typical senario is a text message is sent to the telephone in question and the end user has to accept they will be tracked before it will work

    Author Comment

    Spain.. we are working with several mobile operators here
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    May be your Service Provider can help you track the IMEI number. You will get the IMEI number by using *#06#

    You can also google and try find some website which may help you track these mobiles using its IMEI number. IMEI number is the unique international number from the mobile manufacturer.

    Else you will need GPS enabled phones and appropriate softwares.
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    Don't know of any systems using just GSM in Spain
    As BijuMenon says, if your service providers can't help you then you will need to change to GPS phones
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    >  I need to geolocate them to know where are they. Is possible?
    Yes it is, but in most countries it is not legal. You are able to track the SIM cards that you own. You just need an API to access too. If contact me direct then I will be able to support you with further details.

    1. GSM locating from scratch
    This algorithm / method I used in year 2000 at EXPO 2000 in Hannover to locate the sales men of the tickets of the cable cars. They had always a huge amount of money in their pockets. We protected them by GSM locating.

    2. GSM locating by GSM operator
    Some of the GSM operators offers an software interface to locate mobile phones. Please note that this type of locating asks always for permission. The user of the phone has to agree by SMS. Some friendship portals are using that feature.

    3. GSM locating in combination with GPS locating
    If you use smart phones, then I am able to support you with an application, that will support GSM locating and GPS locating together. To be legal, you have to inform your drivers.

    4. GSM locating by special SIM cards
    It is possible to track a SIM card worldwide in any GSM network. You will be able to track your truck drivers even when they are outside of Spain. The other benefit will be that you will have a worldwide or European wide fixed communication fee. This will save  money for communication with truck driver too.

    I hope my that my explanation helps you. I Tweet about locating and machine to machine applications sometimes here .  I would be glad if follow me too.

    Author Closing Comment

    Partially good+ my ISP response

    Featured Post

    Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

    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

    Suggested Solutions

    Once again I push the limits of my phone.  An introduction to the Android Google Now Launcher.
    In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
    Teach the user how to configure vSphere clusters to support the VMware FT feature Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vSphere HA is enabled: Verify netowrking for vMotion and FT Logging is in place or create it: Turn On FT for a virtual machine: Verify …
    This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

    734 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

    21 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now