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How to Track a Cell Phone Location using Google Earth

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About Google Earth-

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page first found Google, they would not have anticipated the massive impact it would generate on the lives of people around the world. They brought about a revolution which brought about increased interrelation amongst people of this world. And one such innovation under the ambit of this program called Google is the Google Earth.  While Google can be used to extract information about almost anything, Google Earth specifically deals with the geographical aspects of the required information.

It started out as a program offering free maps which were quite basic in structure. But technology is dynamic; it keeps changing with the times. People now have been introduced to a larger variety of options and features which form an integral part of Google Maps. Under the improvised version, people now have the option of observing the earth from the satellite via an aerial view option; they can find exact locations of streets and places and also take a tour via a computerized car and also observe 3D images of their preferred historical monuments. The Google Latitude, yet another feature furthermore provides for a tracking system through which friends and family members can always be aware of each other’s positions.

The Tracking Procedure

Step 1 – Begin with Google Latitude  To track the location of a cellphone using Google Earth is very simple. Basic knowledge of the functioning’s of Google Earth would suffice. However, a detailed explanation is elaborated upon to benefit first time users as well. The first step to be carried out in tracking of a cellphone location is to visit Google Earth and choose the Google Latitude option. Or, to save time, one can directly access the Google Latitude here www.google.com/latitude.

Step 2 – Link you mobile: Upon gaining access to the site, a small box would appear which would require the user to enter his cellphone number. The number should be entered in the box which reads “Enter cellphone number or visit google.com/latitude on the mobile browser”. An option which would read “send link to the phone” would appear. Select that option and a message would be forwarded on the cellular device containing the link to the website extending an invitation to the user to accept the latitude dimensions.

Step 3 – Allow tracking through your browser and Google Latitude: The link which was sent as a message on the cellular device needs to be tracked via the mobile web browser to gain access to Google Latitude. Extra charges might be applicable as these functions cannot be performed without the mobile browser. Once that is done, the user would now have to grant permission to Google to utilize their location. A box would appear which would read “Allow Google Latitude to view current position”. Choose yes.

The final step would require the user to follow the instructions laid out on his/her cellular device. An image of the location of the cellphone would be displayed on the map in Google Earth with reference to the computer system that initiated the request in the first place. Thus Google Earth would now be tracking the cellphone device. However, the tracking would stop immediately after the mobile browser is disconnected or not in use.

Brandon is a tech support consultant in a leading technology firm, In his free time he loves to blog about latest in technology and internet. He had recently done a extensive research on reverse phone number lookup and found some interesting facts about this technology

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