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Via my spot satellite messenger, this map is updated automatically. When I’m moving it can be updated every 10 minutes. You’re seeing version 1 of the map, it’s still quite primitive. Right now, you need to refresh the page to see any updates. I’m working on improvements… 🙂

If you have any feedback on the map, technical or otherwise, I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Update: I resolved an issue with Chrome / Safari and Internet Explorer. I’ve tested the map and it appears to work in all of those browsers. I believe in Internet Explorer 8 the browser needs to be in Quirks mode for the map to work, but I’m not sure exactly what that means.


Click here to launch the map full screen


Fergy at 2009-11-08 04:19:00

Nice job in theory mon frere...unfortunately no map for me either. Tried refreshing a couple of times, and restarting my browser. Also no map on the fullscreen version. Both times I get a blank screen, no error message. The source code shows that a map should be there. It could be that I might be running a dev build of Chrome. I installed a dev build a few months ago cause they had released plugins for it, but now I think that the normal build is up to version 4 as well. I'm running if that helps. Just checked on IE6 - def a Chrome issue, works after a refresh on IE6.

Callum at 2009-11-09 08:54:51

Good suggestion, I'll add an index at some point. If you want to do something like this on your phone check out <a href="" title="MapMe.AT" rel="nofollow"></a> linked to <a href="" title="Yahoo Fireeagle" rel="nofollow">fireeagle</a>, I think that will work.

MD STYLZ at 2009-11-06 15:41:21

Coolio! I can see it now on firefox :) nice work amigo.

Andrew Chant at 2009-11-06 23:22:49

I've got the same issues as James. Using ie8 the map doesn't appear at all or if it does it takes ages to appear. There is also an 'error on page' notification at the bottom of the page.

Andrew Chant at 2009-11-06 23:33:18

Just tried and it works fine in Firefox. I've never had a problem with ie8 and google maps and OpenStreetMap seems to work too.

James Coutts at 2009-11-06 14:47:00

Aha. So an 'ok' message tells everyone that you are still alive/all ok - cool! The browser was at work - IE, not sure what version. Works better at home on firefox. JC.

Callum Macdonald at 2009-11-05 17:27:36

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Vera at 2009-11-29 15:43:50

There seems to be a bit of zig-zagging going on there, no wonder I can't follow you, my geography of the US isn't that great!

Tony at 2009-11-09 05:23:20

You should have a legend to tell that what is that blue pin, green pin and what is the red line, blue line... otherwise, i am confusing where you are at! haha i have my gps phone,, can i have this too? hehehe

Callum at 2009-11-06 13:00:00

The spot has a few modes. The one I use most is tracking mode where it tries to send my location every 10 minutes. Then I can send an OK check in message or a custom message, which I'm using as a notable point message. Which browser are you using? I'm curious about the "errors on page" message you got. Do you have any more info?

gastroenteritis at 2009-11-09 17:04:20

"Why is my map sluggish when I add 500 markers?"

Callum at 2009-11-06 12:57:55

Can you elaborate on the problem at all? Do Google Maps and OpenStreetMap work for you usually?

Fergy at 2009-11-08 04:21:09

Fullscreen doesn't work in IE6 - again a blank page. Hope this helps.

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Andrew Chant at 2009-11-05 22:17:36

I'm not seeing a map?

Andrew Chant at 2009-11-05 23:27:17

OK it got there in the end but is playing havoc with my computer.

James Coutts at 2009-11-06 05:21:24

Hi Callum. The map is blank above, and when I click the 'map full screen' link, I get a blank 'with errors on page' webpage :-( Yours, wanting to see u move! JC.

James Coutts at 2009-11-06 05:23:43

Correction. I was about to leave the blog, then hit refresh and I see the map on the blog. Excellent! So, what is the deal with 'checked in' - is it not posting your location real time? JC.

Callum at 2009-11-11 21:00:34

Thanks for the link. I'm not at 500 yet, I'll keep the limit in mind. It might be that the map is too complex for IE, but I doubt it, there's not much data yet. I think there's a bug that's caused in IE. Not sure why or what, I'll try to debug in time. Doesn't work on Chrome either, at least I have chrome installed so hopefully I can pin down and resolve that error.

Rob - @formerfatguy at 2010-01-13 21:55:53

that truly is very cool. We're in Phoenix for another 10 days or so and then we leave for Tombstone for 2 days and then into Texas. Heading to Corpus Christi for about Feb 2. Will be there about a month

Callum at 2012-11-08 13:47:13

Thanks for the heads up. I think I've fixed it now. :-)

Esther Lorenz at 2012-11-07 11:38:02

Hi Callum, Been reading your comments lately and see that you are on another big adventure, Rome to Rio. Been reading your webpage and appreciate all your tips. I couldn't see you on your map. Your map is blank. All white page. I use google chrome. Thought you should know this. Fair winds. Esther

Callum at 2012-12-26 15:37:32

Nope, the map was updated automatically by a spot satellite pager, which is now dead. It was when I was on the motorbike. I might update the page to say that. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

steve at 2012-12-26 05:11:35

Hi Callum Do you keep this map up to date? I was wondering where you were on Xmas Day. All the best Steve