ExplorOz Tracker

ExplorOz Tracker is a service that is available for Members via either of our two apps (ExplorOz Traveller, & ExplorOz Tracker), and also for Members who own a SPOT device with a "Shared Page" service. Position data will be collected from your device and synced to your Member account on the ExplorOz server.
Created: September 2009
Revised: February 2020
Latest Feedback: June 2020

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Download the ExplorOz Tracker app free, using one of the store links below as applicable for your device.
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To activate the tracking service, you will need an ExplorOz Member account. Non-Members can still download the free Tracker app but will only be able to use the View feature.

Overview & FAQs

ExplorOz Tracker is an online tracking service that is designed for ExplorOz Members. There is no additional cost. Just a current Member account is required. The service uses an app interface to collect position data from the GPS in your device and sync this to the server where a route line showing the path of travel is displayed on a map. The Tracker interface is available in both the ExplorOz Traveller app, and also the ExplorOz Tracker app.

Does it track offline?

Yes, when out of service, your device will store position data and only send/sync to the server when a connection is restored, enabling your tracking map to "catch up".

Why use this tracking service?

Tracking has both security and safety attributes that go way beyond letting others know where you are when you're travelling. Not only can our Members track themselves with the app on their personal devices, but you can also put the app on devices used by your loved ones. For example, you can setup up Geofence alerts to send you an SMS or email as your loved ones leave/enter specific locations like home, work, school, or you can check the app to look at the map and visually see where they are. Tracking a loved one might be done for your peace of mind, just to ensure they reach their destinations safely and on-time. You can even track their adventures on boats, in planes, on bikes or even just out running! Tracking is available worldwide and has endless possibilities. ExplorOz Tracker is not just limited to travelling. It's all about peace-of-mind and being able to know that you can track down a person's last known position to speed up a search and recovery if necessary.

What information is tracked and how is it used?

The Tracker service will use the position data to draw a route line on a map showing the path you have travelled. This might occur in real-time whilst your device is connected, or there might be a delay if your device is out of service. Only the name you assign to your Device, and your ExplorOz Member Screen Name is displayed. If tracking has commenced and you go out of service, the tracking map will display your last known position and date/time at last position. Once your device reconnects, all the new positions will be used to extend the route line and enable the map to "catch up". If tracking continues over multiple days, the location of the device at the time of date change will be recorded and shown with an icon labelled with the stop number, ie. 1, 2, 3. 4.

Who can see my tracking?

During your travels, you can choose to have your tracking set to Private or Public. When the tracking is set to Public, anyone with the link to the Tracker webpage will be able to view your tracking map. If you change the setting to Private, people will need to enter your SECURITY KEY password to unlock the map. On the ExplorOz Tracker webpage is a panel showing a map of Australia. Dots are displayed on the map to show the last synced positions of all Member devices with the Public tracking setting. Devices with Private settings are not shown and the only way for someone to obtain the link to your tracking is if you send them the Direct Link from your device.

Can I Save Tracking

Whilst this is an active tracking service, we do provide the facility to Save/Archive your tracking. Please refer to the User Manual for further information. The User Manual is located within the app as a PDF, and also shown as a PDF download from this page in the Support Help section below.

How many devices can I track?

Within your Member account we allow up to five (5) tracking devices. Each device has its own individual map display, which you can name to help identify the unit.

Data Collection Privacy

ExplorOz is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd - a small, private, and fully Australian owned company. We do not share, sell, or distribute the data collected via the use of any of our services to any other organisation.

Support Help

Live Chat is generally available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.30am - 3.30pm. We are located in Perth, Western Australia, which operates on GMT+8 (WST). If we are busy taking other chats, you will be prompted to leave a message. Please do so and we will get back to you asap.
Before contacting us for support, please ensure you have checked the FAQs below.
Instructions for setting up a SPOT device
SPOT devices are supported in Tracker via the use of the SPOT XML feed option. To set-up your SPOT device to be visible on Tracker do the following:-


  • STEP 1: Login to your SPOT account
  • STEP 2: Click on the XML Feed tab
  • STEP 3: Click the "Create XML Feed" option (or if you've already got an XML Feed click the View Details link & skip step 4
  • STEP 4: Name the feed something like SPOT XML Interface and complete the page setup - you will need to select all "Location messages to share" and select "YES" for Share Message Detail, and ensure Security setting is "Public"
  • STEP 5: Copy the ID that appears alongside "Your XML Feed ID" and then click this link: REGISTER SPOT DEVICE and paste the ID.
The XML feed for your SPOT to ExplorOz will now be active, however you should return to this page (ExplorOz Tracker), and open the section labelled: "My Tracking Control Panel". Click "My Devices" to select your SPOT device and customise the set-up (including Device Name and Security Options). Once movement has been detected outside the Geofence you've got assigned, a map will appear in the My Tracking Control Panel with the label "Active Tracking". If you have more than 1 device in your account, each device that has been tracking will have it's own map. Management of tracking is done per device - includes Clear, Save, and Edit options. Please refer to the Tracker User Manual for more information.
User Manual
The app includes a User Manual in PDF format, however for your convenience you might like to print it from here. See the latest version of the User Manual updated 8th June 2020 here
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