Open Source GPS Tracking System: Traccar (Super Glue + Burner Phone)

Open Source GPS Tracking System: Traccar

From the post:

Traccar is an open source GPS tracking system for various GPS tracking devices. This Maven Project is written in Java and works on most platforms with installed Java Runtime Environment. System supports more than 80 different communication protocols from popular vendors. It includes web interface to manage tracking devices online… Traccar is the best free and open source GPS tracking system software offers self hosting real time online vehicle fleet management and personal tracking… Traccar supports more than 80 GPS communication protocols and more than 600 models of GPS tracking devices.

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To start using Traccar Server follow instructions below:

  • Download and install Traccar
  • Reboot system, Traccar will start automatically
  • Open web interface (http://localhost:8082)
  • Log in as administrator (user – admin, password – admin) or register a new user
  • Add new device with unique identifier (see section below)
  • Configure your device to use appropriate address and port (see section below)

With nearly omnipresent government surveillance of citizens, citizens should return the favor by surveillance of government officers.

Super Glue plus a burner phone enables GPS tracking of government vehicles.

For those with greater physical access, introducing a GPS device into vehicle wiring is also an option.

You may want to restrict access to Traccar as public access to GPS location data will alert targets to GPS tracking of their vehicles.

It’s a judgment call when the loss of future tracking data is offset by the value of accumulated tracking data for a specific purpose.

What if you tracked all county police car locations for a year and patterns emerge from that data? What forums are best for summarized (read aggregated) presentation of the data? When/where is it best to release the detailed data? How do you sign released data to verify future analysis is using the same data?

Hard questions but better hard questions than no tracking data for government agents at all. 😉

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