IMPORTANT: Android users read note below
How to use Where Did I Park My Car
Click on Get current location button
Agree the application can use your location
If the accuracy is low (i.e. greater than 50) get the location again
Use the link and send yourself an email which contains a map link for your location
Where Did I Park My Car Instructions:
Where Did I Park My Car is a web app which allows you to get your current
location and then send yourself an email with a map link for your location.
When you want to find your car, open the email, click on the link and you'll
see the location of your car on a map. You can now use the map app to
get directions to your car.
Note that you may have to click on the Get current location button a number of times until you
get an accurate location. This may take a few attempts.
The Show Map link has been provided so you can see your current location
on a map, which is the same as the link in the email. Sending the email
to yourself is an easy way to store and/or share the location. You also
have the timestamp on the email, which can help with parking restrictions.
You can edit the email should you wish to record the parking
time limit or any other information. Just make sure you don't affect the website address.
Where Did I Park My Car was designed as an aid to record your car's location
so you can easily return to your car when needed. However, you can use
the web app anytime you wish to record the current location and perhaps
share that location with others using the Email my location link. For example:
Any time you need to recall a location for yourself or to share with others,
you can use the Where Did I Park My Car web app. Of course you may need to
edit the email or otherwise others may not have a clue what you're talking about;-)
- You're on a train and want to let people know where you are.
- Your plane has just landed and you can let someone know where you are
so they can pick you up.
- You need to be picked up and need an easy way to let the person know where you are.
- Your car's broken down and you want to let someone know where you are.
Very few people probably notice at times the GPS reading on the mobile phones
isn't initially very accurate. If you open a mapping application the blue
dot for your current location will initially not be where you are. If you then
watch the dot it will gradually move to your location.
To get a usable accurate location the web app requires you to obtain the accurate location.
The accuracy you need can be low in many situations. Around 10 the location is very accurate.
Around 50 the location can be within a house block. Around 100 perhaps
a couple of houses away. Even a very low accuracy in the thousands can be useful
if you only need to let someone know roughly where you are.
You can decide the level of accuracy important to you. When you've lost your car
having an accurate figure can certainly save some frustration, but letting someone
know where you are roughly for peace of mind, may only require a low level of accuracy.
IMPORTANT: Android users
Android users have a choice of two browsers, the Internet icon and Chrome. Chrome
does not allow access to the GPS from a http site so you need to use the Internet
icon. Once you've opened this web app add the page to your Home screen for quick
and easy access to Where Did I Park My Car.
When you open the email which contains the link, when you click on the link you may
receive additional choices depending on the email client you use. For example if you
use Gmail you'll be asked to open the browser first as it is a web link. You can
select either Chrome or Internet.
Because Google knows about maps you'll then be prompted to use the local map application
or a browser. It's your choice which you use.
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Where Did I Park My Car web app comes with no warranty expressed or implied.
The Where Did I Park My Car web app is only for informational purposes and is not guaranteed to be error free.
The information on this page is not intended to be advice.