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One of the more exciting features of the Iridium GO is the integrated GPS tracking feature of the device. You can either click on the Quick GPS send button in the Iridium GO App to transmit your GPS coordinates to any email or text address, or you can set the GO to transmit its current location at intervals of 5 minutes, 10 minutes, all the way to once every week. Consider the possibilities. Iridium GO Mapping solutions are offered below.

To enter the recipients of who will recieve the Iridium GO GPS Tracking information, enter 192.168.0.1 in a browser connected to the Iridium GO (including a Laptop), and enter "guest" and "guest" for login and password. Click on the LOCATION OPTIONS tab... and the Iridium GO GPS Tracking Options are shown:


Iridium GO Tracking Advanced Screen

Two GPS Options - Quick GPS & Tracking

QUICK GPS RECIPIENTS
are those who will be notified when the "Quick GPS" button is pressed inside of the Iridium GO application. Below is the Iridium GO Main Screen, and the Quick GPS send button.

Iridium GO Quick GPS

AUTO-GPS TRACKING RECIPIENT - is the 2nd GPS option and it is most powerful. This option enables Auto-Tracking, where the Iridium GO transmits its location every 5 minutes (or other frequency chosen). In this setting, there is only one recipient email or one texting phone number that can be entered.

With either the Quick GPS or Tracking is activated or active, the email from the Iridium GO will look like this:

Subject: SMS from 88162244XXXX@msg.iridium.com
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:42:36 +0000
From: 88162244XXXX@msg.iridium.com
Reply-To: 88162244XXXX@msg.iridium.com
To: sales@groundcontrol.com

I am here Lat+35.505917 Lon-120.692330 Alt+1147ft GPS Sats seen 07
http://map.iridium.com/m?
lat=35.505917&lon=-120.692330 Sent via Iridium GO!

Clicking on the link above (which is working) takes you to the Iridium page that shows you the below image, which happens to be next to Ground Control's Main office:

Iridium GO Tracking Page

Maritime Iridium GO Tracking & Mapping
For about $27 a month, you can purchase a subscription to PredictWind.com to track your vessel in any ocean anywhere on the planet. PredictWind.com also offers a host of other features such as forcasting maps, Ispobar maps, forcasting alerts among a few. Using the low-cost Iridium GO Unlimited SMS and Data Plan, detailed vessel tracking and mapping is now an affordable resource to all.


Predict Wind Iridium GO

For more information on PredictWind, please visit their website at predictwind.com
If you order, please let them know Ground Control sent you.


Trackamap
Another Iridium GO option for tracking is TRACKAMAP for $99 a year or $18 a month (as of June 21, 2017). Here is an example of their tracking software. And here is link on how to buy.



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