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I want to use a GPS tracker similar to OsMoDroid, but for Desktop PC, and i found nothing in google. Is it possible to track position provided by OSMo with a desktop PC ?


asked 20 Jul '14, 10:35

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We have a rather long list of desktop applications here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Software/Desktop Some of them support tracking functionality, however you will have to investigate further yourself.

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answered 21 Jul '14, 09:35

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edited 21 Jul '14, 09:38

OsMo is a quite new Service introduced in July 2014 where you can send your local position either to a central server in order to share it with a closed usergroup, or directly to another mobile device that displays the position of the first device.

see http://osmo.mobi for more details.

So far we have two apps supporting that OsMo feature, one of them is the well known Osmand.

(21 Jul '14, 17:28) stephan75

Only a workaround:

Try to install virtualbox or VMware or qemu on your PC and load an iso image from android-x86.org

Thus you can run an emulated android system on your desktop PC.

You can install then Osmand manually in that android system via the latest nightly apk from osmand.net

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answered 21 Jul '14, 17:30

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you can use website to track any device position

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answered 25 Feb '15, 21:23

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edited 25 Feb '15, 21:24


which website?

(26 Feb '15, 01:36) aseerel4c26 ♦
(14 Mar '15, 00:59) GaM

In the meantime there is a new opensource framework available for providing such a service:

See http://miataru.com or Traccar.

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answered 26 Feb '15, 19:54

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edited 16 Mar '16, 20:53

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