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How does GPS Tracking Work?

Let’s start with the basics

GPS tracking is very simple. Each participant in an event takes a physical tracker with them when they begin. This tracker transmits their location to our platform, usually at an interval of five minutes or less. Their location is then displayed on a dedicated map, alongside the locations of anyone else participating.

Normally, we provide these GPS trackers from our fleet, delivering them to organisers for them to distribute. But we can also work with individuals directly, or load personal trackers to our map (typically SPOT or Garmin inReach devices).

What is the Process ?

Scroll through the timeline below to understand how the process works for organisers

Several months before

Book Dates

Confirm predicted tracker numbers and dates with us

One month before

Build Map

We build the map for you, loading all event info, participant details and assigning trackers

One month before


We invoice you for the trackers and map

One week before


We give you manager access to the map, allowing you to make changes

One week before


The trackers are couriered to you in protective boxes, fully charged and already assigned

Start or day before


You distribute the assigned trackers to participants


Go Live

Trackers are turned on before the start and the map goes live at the assigned time



We provide support for any queries, issues or technical problems throughout



You collect the trackers from participants at the finish

Day after finish


You return the trackers to us by tracked courier

Matteo Minelli / GranGuanche

How is our Tracking Different?

With no tiered pricing, everything you see on our platform is included as standard. Our maps are rich in features and constantly being developed based on user feedback.

Our platform prioritises experience, performance and accuracy ahead of cost. This means we use premium mapping layers and plugins. Despite this, our prices remain extremely competitive and – we believe – they offer the best value you will find.


For a quick overview of what our platform offers and what is included as standard, scroll down to see the key features.

Or for a more detailed deep dive into what it can do, click through for a walk through, including key screens for dotwatchers and organisers alike.

Our Platform Features

With no tiered pricing, everything you see is included as standard

Maptiler Layers

Premium vector maps updated with the latest open-source data

3D View

Satellite and vector 3D layers, perfect for mountainous challenges

Windy Maps

Premium Windy maps with multiple wind and weather layers available

Surface Detection

Surface types displayed on all preloaded GPX routes


Filterable and searchable leaderboard with detailed rankings

Event Replay

Full tracking replays on all maps, available forever

Sponsor Logos

Overlaid sponsor logos with carousel feature

Instagram Feed

Live feed of Instagram posts from your account or a hashtag


Raceflow graphs, position changes, heatmaps, stopped time and more

Lightweight Mode

Low-data map for when you’re on the edge of coverage

Manager Login

Map manager login to empower organisers to make changes

Custom Checkpoints

Custom colours, icons or logos for checkpoints

We’re always developing new features or improving current ones. To see what we’ve been up to recently, check out our update page.

Matteo Minelli / GranGuanche

Support As Standard

Our tracking platform is versatile and powerful, built on premium software and hardware. But in the end there are some things that just need a human touch. We’re always on hand to provide support for all our clients, regardless of size.

And for larger events, we set up dedicated WhatsApp groups to enable us to respond quickly, even out of hours. Our team organise several events themselves, so we understand the need for everything to run smoothly.

Have your Own Trackers?

Although we maintain our own fleet of thousands of trackers, we’re also happy to offer a mapping-only solution for events and individuals with their own trackers.

Our maps work with both SPOT and Garmin inReach trackers, so all we need is your public feed(s) and the ESN/IMEI for device(s). Contact us for information on pricing.

Tomas Montes / Lost Dot
Malgorzata Michalik (Bite of Me) / Race Through Poland

Heading out Solo?

Don’t worry, we work with individuals as well as organisers. If you’re looking to track your next charity challenge or record-breaking adventure, then we can help.

Live GPS tracking is a great way to drive engagement and publicise what you’re doing. Our maps are perfect for this, with the ability to add sponsor logos, link to fundraising pages and embed Instagram feeds.

Custom Maps

Looking for something unique? We also offer customised tracking maps tailored to your needs. Whether that means a different aesthetic, extra features or event-specific metrics, we can develop a map that works for you.

Feel free to reach out so we can talk about the possibilities.