Since today the iCloud is available to the public and you can use it to find your iPhone. The location service I described also works with iCloud accounts.
This is part 3 of the DIY Location mapping. This time we will integrate with google earth to see live updates from our devices, we tracked with part 1.
Therefore I have had the tracking running for some days with an update interval of 15 minutes, so that I does not drain my battery too much. By enhancing the update frequency you will get fine grained location data.
We need to add the following PHP script to deliver a valid KML file, which is loaded by another KML file. The second KML file is loaded into Google Earth and does poll data via the PHP scripts to enable the live updates. Continue reading
Part 1 of Geocaching with the iPhone
How to use Maps to find your cache
Maps does not have any direct support with the geocaching.com site. Nor any support for paperless geocaching. But if you have your coordinates with you, you are not lost. Maps accept the following as a valid coordinate entry:
48 09.423 11 23.648 (which translates into N 48° 09.423′ and E 11° 23.648′)
Hier haben die Steinläuse aber ganze Arbeit geleistet.[slideshow id=3]The stone lice (german Steinläuse, a comical animal invented by the german comedian Loriot) have done a good job.[slideshow id=3]
Wir waren mal wieder beim Cache suchen. Dieses Schild sollte normalerweise Eindringlinge stoppen.
We were hunting caches again. This sign usually should stop intruders.
Fast am Ziel, aber diese Tür war verschlossen.Almost there but this door was locked.