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Getting to grips with ParceLive in Turkey

on September 9, 2019 No comments

A top priority for Hanhaa is to ensure that ParceLive’s GPS coverage is consistent and precise, regardless of location. One way of doing this is to provide a Hanhaa associate with the ParceLive tracker as they travel overseas.

Once again, our good friend Nudrat Chagtai kindly offered to take a ParceLive tracker with her as she embarked on a historical pilgrimage throughout Turkey, visiting sites that would make every history lover salivate. Although Nudrat has used the tracker before to record her journey throughout South America, small mistakes can still occur. This article will illuminate Nudrat’s journey whilst also highlighting what not to do with the ParceLive tracker in order for the entirety of one’s journey to be captured.

Nudrat’s journey began on the 2nd August when she flew from London, Heathrow to Istanbul, Turkey.

After a brief visit of the capital, Nudrat made her way south, to the picturesque shores of Kaş, with which both Nudrat and ParceLive tracker took some time to soak in some sunshine.

All frequent ParceLive users know that when it comes to activating tracking capabilities, the user should simply press the button on the tracker once. After the journey is completed, the user should then press the button again to activate the tracker’s return function. Although Hanhaa have stipulated this time and time again, errors can still occur. Unfortunately, Nudrat made the mistake of pressing the button on the tracker before her journey was completed.

“When you’re in a spacecraft, you need to know what things you can touch and what things you shouldn’t touch.”

Buzz Aldrin

After 3 hours of activating the tracker, the E-ink display will show a return address. The reason for Hanhaa implementing this feature is to ensure that if a ParceLive user forgets to press the button to activate the tracker’s return mode and then places it into a mailbox, the tracker will still make it’s way back to a Hanhaa fulfilment center. In this instance, Nudrat saw that the return address had appeared on the E-ink display and suspected that ParceLive’s tracking capabilities had not been activated.

The location of the tracker activating it’s return mode feature is displayed as a checkered flag. Once in return mode, the ParceLive tracker will only reveal its GPS location every 3 hours, and provide no data on the trackers condition. The ParceLive dashboard for the duration of the return journey will then display grey pings.

Nevertheless, Nudrat’s journey was still captured with the ParceLive tracker revealing a rough outline of the duration of her trip.

From Kaş, Nudrat made her way to Göbekli Tepe.

Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Göbekli Tepe consists of massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. Klaus Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it’s the site of the world’s oldest temple.

Gobekli Tepe

From one ancient site to the next, Nudrat made her way back up north to Nemrut Dag.

Crowning one of the highest peaks of the Eastern Taurus mountain range in south-east Turkey, Nemrut Dağ is the temple-tomb and house of the gods built by King Antiochos I of Commagene (69-34 B.C.) as a monument to himself.

Five giant seated limestone statues, identified by their inscriptions as deities, face outwards from the tumulus on the upper level of the east and west terraces. The heads of the statues have fallen off to the lower level, which accommodates two rows of sandstone stelae, mounted on pedestals with an altar in front of each stele.

Nemrut Dag

Tests such as these prove the integrity of the ParceLive tracker and its ability to relay important information to the shipper. Data from the whole delivery supply-chain is presented to the user in real-time.

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