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I am working on a project that tracks multiple vehicle, golf carts, bikes and people at the same time ... I know I can buy system but I have to build this myself .... Im designing the REST API to accept the data and put it in the database ... every 10 sec I iterate through the database using the latest timestamp.... The question I don't want to built GPS trackers(Ardrino) ... does anyone know of a fully programable tracker for sale on the market that I can program to send data to my site (gps data) ...thanks in advance
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Something like this?

https://www.crowdsupply.com/cartender/polar

Crowdsupply is a kickstarter specifally for open hardware solutions.
Paul SauvéRetired
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maybe this will interest you:
Build Your Own GPS Tracker!
Upasana Dewan - December 19, 2018

GPS tracker allows you to never lose track of anything by working out exactly where it is. Its an ultimate gadget to prevent a vehicle from being stolen, monitoring the route of a delivery vehicle over its journey, or even to monitor high-valued assets in transit.

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I've built a handful now... between coding the site and the temperamental nature of DIY Arduino type GPS I was hoping for something that is already built , maybe for other systems and all I have to do is tell it where to send the information ... like these kid tracker devices or dog tracker devices ... I see they use usb 2.0 , but is that only to charge or can the programming be altered ? what about the Android mini tracker ... can that be programmed to send the data to my server instead of their serve then my phone ?
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I know I can buy system but I have to build this myself  ???

I was hoping for something that is already built   ???

build yourself OR buy already built?

i'm a bit confused!

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sorry for the confusion ... the system I have to build myself ... I originally was going to build the devices too.... its not hard just time consuming ...so if I only had to deal with the server side and maps and bought ready made trackers that simply needed to be pointed at my server ... I could cut down on the time to build this project , because as you can imagine there is more to this Project  than just GPS real time map tracking ... Alibaba has a couple they say are programmable but give zero details or specs ....
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Most of the readymade stuff is designed to work with some existing service (where you need a subscription).
I doubt there will a lot of re-programming specs lying around.

This will send you an SMS, no web access ==> no REST.
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2019-New-mini-customized-GPS-Tracking_851869270.html?spm=a2700.details.maylikeexp.2.4a9029eeV3vHty   

Tiny Android phone:  So you write an app to access resources in the world...
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/World-smallest-programmable-Android-3G-GPS_60836033767.html

This one can use MQTT which might be better than REST.
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/obd-ii-gps-tracker-programmable-4g_60798325939.html?bypass=true

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exactly what I was looking for ...thanks