As its name suggests, Google Maps With GPS Tracker is a lightweight tool designed to help you track your geographical location in real-time on a moving Google Map and share it with your friends.
In order to make the application work, a GPS device must be connected to the PC and Internet connection is required. NMEA-0183 compliant and Rockwell Zodiac GPS receivers are some of the supported devices. The program grabs data from the connected GPS and displays detailed information regarding the current position, the date and time, geographical coordinates, elevation level, speed or heading.
The application can also keep track of the moving speed and the total distance. Once you press the 'Start' button, the map window opens, enabling you to view your current location, zoom in and out on the map, set the destination and get direction suggestions.
You can change the GPS COM port and adjust the baud rate. The application provides support for the Garmin protocol and enables you to configure the movement threshold and the DOP to accuracy multiplier. The map can display distances either in kilometers of miles.
A unique short link is generated, which you can share with your friends in order to let them view where you are at all times. Your GPS position can be tracked without needing the Google Maps With GPS Tracker application, by simply opening the link using a web browser. You can stop sharing the location anytime or set the program to automatically make the link unavailable after a specified time interval.
All in all, Google Maps With GPS Tracker is a simple and easy to configure application that can help you find your way around, monitor your position in real-time and share the location with others.