The built-in FTP client allows you to upload your position to an FTP server as a kml file. The file can then be accessed via Google Maps or a Google Earth network link. This feature requires an account on an FTP server (provided free by many ISPs).
Configure the FTP client:
- Open the Options window and press the “Save File Periodically… (FTP Client)” button
- Check the “To FTP Server” button
- Enter the file name in the “File Name:” box
- Enter the desired update frequency in seconds
- Enter the FTP server name (e.g. ftp.myserver.com)
- Enter the user name and password for the FTP server
If you want to upload the positions of all vehicles being tracked, check the “All Vehicles” button
Check the “Force Updates” box to cause the client to upload data even if there are no GPS updates
Check the “Copy then Rename” box if you or your users are having problems accessing the uploaded file
Here’s an example that uses the FTP client with Google Maps:
Some http servers won’t serve files with the extension “.kml”. You can work around this by naming the file with a supported extension like “.xml” or “.txt”.
Here’s the kml for a network link that will track a GooPs vehicle remotely.
This one updates every 8 seconds.