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GPS to PC tracking

Hi folks,

I have a family member making a 18 hr drive home for Christmas tomorrow. I'm curious if there's a FlightTracker style app or gadget that would allow us to track his progress on our PC/TV screen, based on his GPS, much like you see on some longer-haul flights? He doesn't have a smartphone or any other tablet/etc device, so it would need to track via his GPS. It's a basic Garmin dash mounted model. So, any way to do this?
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    9-Ball said:
    Hi folks,

    I have a family member making a 18 hr drive home for Christmas tomorrow. I'm curious if there's a FlightTracker style app or gadget that would allow us to track his progress on our PC/TV screen, based on his GPS, much like you see on some longer-haul flights? He doesn't have a smartphone or any other tablet/etc device, so it would need to track via his GPS. It's a basic Garmin dash mounted model. So, any way to do this?


    No. A regular GPS is receive only. It doesn't transmit anything.
  2. Good to know - many thanks.
  3. You can get transmitters to track, heck if they have a cell phone you can track by that. It's not complicated at all until you want to dig in deeper like having control, tracking fuel use, load on engines, etc. You can get basic trackers for around $20-40 that can even be set up to use with your phone.
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