Watch a GPS Phone Being Delivered via UPS Live!

[The tracking site is being hammered by a Digg right now, so don’t be surprised if you can’t get in.]
GPS phone in Google EarthThis is just amazingly cool! The guy who does Where’s Tim (a web site which lets you track a guy who carries his phone around with him all the time) is delivering a phone to a friend. Tim turned the phone on when he dropped it off at the shipping office a little while ago, so you can watch the phone as it’s being delivered right now! View the phone track by going to this Google Maps mashup. Select the “Get History” option to see the track in Google Maps where the phone has been today (it started off on 06/07/2006). You can then choose “View history in Google Earth” to see the track overlayed in the aerial photos of Google Earth.
[Updated: the phone made it to Louisville, Kentucky before the battery apparently died last night.].

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Surferdude says:

    Thats a cool idea. See if the UPS truck drivers are being lazy 😛

  2. very neat application of Google maps, this would be nice if you could tag your pc or something and keep it from being lost/stolen.

  3. You can do this yourself – very easy – just get a phone at

  4. I downloaded Google Earth with GPS to my cellphone.
    Yesterday, I lost my cellphone.
    Is there a way to find the location of my cellphone using my cellphone number?

  5. Barry Katona says:

    Can you tell how often does Google earth update the maps? The map we need was back in 2006. And we need something more current.
    Can we give you a GPS coordinatance and Google Earth give me a more current map? What would it cost?
    Thanks, Barry Katona

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