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Old 5 Dec 2006
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Create online map with your actual position - www.poi66.com

You go abroad for a trip and, of course, you carry your GPS. On arrival on a campsite or stop you have a and you pull your mobile phone and GPS from your pocket. You type an SMS text message with your coordinates.

Why should you do this? Because once the SMS message arrives at the server, your personal home page is updated with a Google Map, indicating your actual position. You can add a picture to it, right from your digital camera. The home fromt sees the little dots on the map, thus creating your trip track log. Others can sign your guestbook so you keep contact. You can create a trip log yourself, on the campsite computer or by a quick message in your tent or hotel.

See how Walter on his Honda does this, 6 weeks long, in peru, Brazil, Chile and other South Americam countries:

His map:

See where all other people are:

Once your back home, you add some more pics and others can see your beautiful trip log. They can download the trail to their Tomtom, GPS or whatever device it is, to do the same trail. You can fly over the globe using the Google Earth link, showing your trip with all the pictures. Set it to 3D and you fly back to that place where you had such fun.

This service is free, and there's no catch. Just have fun with your bike and GPS! Site currently in Dutch and English.

So, let's have a look on www.poi66.com how to register to such a service. Click the register icon in the top right corner. Any trouble getting it work? Send a helpme email to me, in English or Dutch.
Tell where you are - use GPS2SMS during your trip to leave a track log on Google Maps http://www.poi66.com
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What an excellent service, I will be using this when I go to Morocco in April so my nearest and dearest can keep track of me!

It's a bit like the Dakar site where you can keep track of all the competitors.
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Excellent tip! Thanks! Between this and the Zumo, I have the bases covered on my next outing...

'03 BMW F650 GS Dakar (Wundertech/Touralich Edition )

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I love the site POI66.com its simple and easy to keep people up to date of where you are.. update a blog, etc. All you need is your gps and mobile telephone.

However, I’m interested to hear what other people are using on the road ….

Cheers Matt
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Originally Posted by goodwoodweirdo View Post
However, I’m interested to hear what other people are using on the road ….
Hi Matt, I used POI66 on my trip last year (France to Goa-2007).
Staying in touch was done via sms or buying local sim cards... VERY cheap in China, Pakistan & India. You can call Europe for about 2p per min.

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