I am on a Summer trip with my 2 boys for their vacation to Branson, MO. It’s like Disneyland for kids in the Ozarks in Missouri.
As we were getting onto the Trolley which shuttles you around “Old Town” Branson, I realized they were a customer of GPS Insight’s, and asked a support person to send me the GPS Mobile Map link to their vehicles so I could “track myself” and see how close the trolley was later when it was time to get back on. [Mobile Mapping is a free capability within GPS Insight under the "Mapping/Mobile Mapping" menu. You just need to retrieve the unique, secure link and you can view your vehicles from any smart phone or tablet]
Here is a picture of the boys on the Trolley:
My boys on the Branson Downtown Trolley
So within a minute or so my support person was able to text me the link to use from my smartphone to see the Trolley position:
Where the Trolley is according to GPS Tracking
Then quickly I clicked on Street View to see where Google thinks it looks like out my Trolley Window:
Google street View from Trolley Location
And quickly I took a picture with my iPhone to show it was EXACTLY like that at the moment:
Actual picture I took from the Trolley window
Not bad, Google (or GPS Insight)!
The Branson "Downtown Trolley"
I got off at the Bass Pro Shop stop so my kids could look around in advance of their big fishing trip the next morning. I’ll talk about how I was able to minimize my wait for the Trolley (it was 111 degrees and HUMID) in the next article.
I’m glad we’re able to help Branson with their GPS tracking initiative. Great town to visit with your family. For more information click here!