Timetracking using GPX trace file and time zone convertion

24
Jun 2017

One of the small business undertaking (keeping intact the abundantware characteristics, which also forms a medium to gradually transition away from scarcity system and/or characteristics) require time to be logged for various activities (applying for ABN, Business structure, Business name, Trading name, domain name registration,web hosting, URL redirection,flyers, taking photos of items, uploading it in ,procurement, travelling, sales, setting up physical location for sales, researching various options for setting up online, square payment method, buying storage or wardrobe for rang, Printer, makeshift dressing option, cloth hangers, display rack, rang smartphone motorola, aldi sim card, airtel sim charged when in india for contacting dealers, installing dual whatsapp in rang phone, eco-friendly or non woven bags, made in india labels and instructions  ) pertaining to the undertaking. This will also help in the process of recording various expenses, cost, and SP - bookkeeping, though new to accountancy but will readon to know the 123's of the process(intention is to record it online by installing a php/mysql based web application - webzash).

Online timetracking is done @ http://timetracker.gnumen.org/timetracker/login.php

Fortunately the interest in logging GPS trace helped a bit in pin pointing the date and time(not all the time GPS tracing was possible), Previously used openmoko which was helpful with its GPS module - A-GPS. Now with OP2 phone there is A-GPS as well as GLONASS. Logging is done using GPSlogger app for android. Hopefully will be able to trace back the movements for Rang related activities - Date and time + expenses .
Traces are submitted @
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/gnumen/traces and
http://ncsu.librelab.org/2015/05/gps-traces-google-mymaps.html

Read the GPS trace in gpx file format to know the date and time the trace was recorded using GPSlogger. Sample gpx trace

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><gpx version="1.0" creator="GPSLogger 79 - http://gpslogger.mendhak.com/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd"><time>2016-08-05T14:46:37Z</time><trk><trkseg><trkpt lat="-33.78244826" lon="151.0743798"><ele>129.0</ele><time>2016-08-05T14:46:37Z</time><speed>0.0</speed><src>gps</src><sat>10</sat></trkpt>
</trkseg></trk></gpx>

As it can seen here the <time> tag consist of date time signature. Time is 14:46:37Z where Z stands for Zulu time zone used in aviation and military (another name for Greenwich Mean time GMT or Coordinated Universal Time).

To convert the Z timezone to AEST either use the ubuntu terminal cmd date

what is IST when EST is 02:29

ranjit@ranjit-desktop:~$ TZ=IST date -d "02:29 EST"
Sat Jun 24 07:29:00 IST 2017
ranjit@ranjit-desktop:~$ date
Sun Jun 25 02:29:29 EST 2017

what is local time i.e EST when Z is 00:46:26

ranjit@ranjit-desktop:~$ date --date='TZ="Z" 00:46:26'
Sun Jun 25 10:46:26 EST 2017
ranjit@ranjit-desktop:~$ 

or use online time zone converter like
http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/