Now available for download... see below!!!
My position and webcam image shown LIVE
while I'm out chasing!
Here's how it works:
On the laptop in my vehicle I have an application,
CPS.exe, that records my position, speed , and direction of travel from my
GPS. At regular intervals, when I have an internet connection, it will upload
this information to the OKstorms.com server. I can get a connection either by
wifi or through my cell phone connection with Sprint. The Sprint network
connects at 115 KBps which is more than adequate for me to be able to send this
info along with a webcam image being send by
Here is a screenshot of the CPS application running in my
On the OKstorms.com server there is a script that runs
when you access the GPSlive page. It looks at the file with the GPS information
and requests a map image from Google for the latitude and longitude of my
position when the file was last updated. It also shows the last webcam image
uploaded. The script is written in PHP and can be viewed
The original CPS was set up to capture a
Mapquest map and was written in Perl. That script can be viewed
The map page using this code is viewable
HERE to view the CPS
live web page.
Download latest version of CPS to experiment with.
Currently running on Windows XP only.
Please leave comments or suggestions below.
This software is for individual
use only and may not be sold or used commercially.
If you select 'save settings on exit' your FTP username and password are stored
on your computer in a non-encrypted text file.
This software is still in testing phase, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Please provide me feedback to
make it better.
New version made to work with Google Maps PHP script. Fixes GPS time/date
CPS.exe v1.31 *not compatible
with new PHP Google maps server script
First public release, uses the Perl server script.