google earth / pythoncom

John Walsh john.walsh at
Wed Nov 21 17:13:48 CET 2007

Tom, Meff,

Thanks for your replies - very useful.

Meff - we already have the GSM/GPS module, but we will take
a look at Round and track4free.

Tom - yes, got the win32 extension working, and the com interface
to google earth is working fine...


>>> I'd like to write a python script to control Google Earth,
>>> and I've read that Google Earth provides a COM api, and that
>>> Python has a COM module 'pythoncom'.
>> Io ho fatto prima ad acquistarne uno d'importazione molto ben fatto e
>> professionale, costo 250euro
> What about Euro 108,90 for an AarLogic C05/03?
> GE863-GPS-LP on PCB Easy integration into your tracking solution
> includes:
> - Combinde GPRS / GPS modules GE863-GPS-LP
> - SIM card holder
> - Power supply (6-40V)
> - 2x UF.L antenna connector for GPS+GSM
> - License free Python interpreter:
> Price list here
> Further details on Aarlogic are mentioned here:
> Free of charger test server for tracking
> The Python binary file is for free as well. If you upload it to
> AarLogic C05/03, then you will have a PCB that starts with
> transmitting of postion to Track4free.
> Innovative positioning package from Round Solutions:
> Website and starter kit for tracking applications
> Dreieich, March 15th 2007 - Round Solutions, a specialist and value-
> added distributor for M2M applications, is now offering its customers
> an attractive developer package. This includes the access to the
> website and a starter kit based on what is
> currently the world's smallest GPRS GPS module. The package assists
> system integrators in the development of compact and inexpensive
> tracking solutions.
> The latest positioning package from Round Solutions is based in the
> customer's access to the website. This track4free
> server relies on Google Maps and offers free global GPS positioning.
> To use the online platform, a function-enabled GPS device is needed
> that can transmit geographical data via HDCSD, GPRS, EDGE or UMTS.
> Following registration with track4free, the user is shown examples of
> a map that illustrates his or her positional data along with a range
> of other information. This is enhanced by extensive documentation
> about the movements made by the user's device. Users can register up
> to two applications per account.
> Starter kit promotes development
> System integrators also have the option of using the Round Solutions
> starter kit when developing their tracking application. The Basic
> Board S3 is based on what is currently the world's smallest combined
> GPRS-GPS module, equipped with extremely small embedded antennas. The
> starter kit's core component is a licence-free Phython interpreter
> with a free-of-charge Phython code. This transmits the device's GPS
> position to the track4free server. The HTTP protocol is provided free
> of charge.
> The starter kit has been developed completely as a BGA design. It
> assists developers in their mission to create very small and
> inexpensive positioning devices for various fields of application.
> Extensive additional services
> Round Solutions supports system integrators with design-in services
> and bespoke adaptations for integrated antennas. If developers have
> any queries, they can access 24-hour support from the world's biggest
> GSM / GPRS / UMTS / GPS user community, which has more than 3,000
> members from all over the globe.
> Premium customers can also have their designs and devices checked and
> tested free of charge by Round Solutions. The package is supplemented
> by a free marketing service, which establishes contact with several
> thousand companies. "Our services make it significantly easier for our
> customers to sell their products," explains Ben Hoelke, CEO of Round
> Solutions.
> About Round Solutions
> Round Solutions is a leading, internationally active supplier of
> products, services and concepts for industrial users of electronic
> components. The focus lies on wireless technologies such as GSM, UMTS,
> GPS, Bluetooth, ZigBee, WIFI, UWB and ISM. The product portfolio
> ranges from starter kits to components for mass production. Round
> Solutions offers a wide range of electronic components such as radio
> modules, HF cables and ultra-sensitive antennas. Round Solutions
> currently has the world's largest range of quad-band and penta-band
> antennas. Unlike its competitors, integrated antennas are already
> available in small quantities at Round Solutions. Its stock also
> includes lithium polymer, lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride
> batteries. Moreover, Round Solutions offers a global express delivery
> service. With the compact and innovative components from Round
> Solutions, system integrators can develop their solutions quickly,
> easily and inexpensively. They thus enjoy greater efficiency and a
> shorter time to market for their applications. The company has
> branches in Germany and the United Kingdom.
> With AarLogic you get it up and running easy, cheap and fast.
> Regards
> Meff

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