Thursday, March 20, 2008

Follow your rides using the Trackstick and Google Earth

A device that can track your movements and display them in 3D detail on Google Earth might seem either nifty or scary. In the case of the Trackstick, it is an amazing way to record where you ride your motorcycle, especially if you are traveling cross country.
According to the Trackstick website...

The Trackstick is the perfect fit for personal GPS tracking. Bring it on vacation to keep a satellite scrapbook of all your travels and record your explorations. You can carry it along on all your regular outings from home to get a better sense of your daily surroundings through Google Earth’s cohesive 3D maps of your community.All Trackstick’s information can easily be downloaded to your computer via the USB port and quickly viewed on Google Earth’s 3D model of the planet. No monthly fees are required and all software needed to run Trackstick’s technology is included.
With Trackstick a computer screen can guide your family and friends on a virtual tour of your vacation. Take it fishing and mark the catch spots to discover feeding patterns over time. Find a good camping spot and leave it to Trackstick to remember where it is and the path you took to get there. It’s a fun and immersive way to show others where you’ve been.

Here's a short video posted by YouTube user gradusran showing the Trackstick at work.

Source: Trackstick
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