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Track Shipments from UPS, DHL or FedEx on Google Earth

Package Tracking on Google Maps

Are you expecting a package from ? Or you just shipped an item through FedEx or UPS and wondering where that parcel has reached today ? is an extremely useful service that helps you track packages (including international shipments) on Google Maps or Google Earth.

Type your tracking or airway bill number given by FedEx, UPS, DHL or United States Postal Service and PackageMapping will draw the exact route of the parcel on Google Maps. [live example]

While most shipping companies like FedEx or DHL offer delivery notification by e-mail, PackageMapping automatically creates an RSS feed containing the shipment status of your package. You also learn other things like the overall distance traveled by the parcel and the time taken to cover that distance.

Firefox users can get the Package Tracking extension - it will automatically determine the shipping company for the selected tracking number on a webpage and map it's status on a Google Map. Alternatively, you can embed these tracking Google Maps in your website.

PackageMapping developer just confirmed that shipments from UPS, USPS, FedEx or DHL can be tracked on Google Earth via their service. Enter in a tracking number. If you don't have one, you can use the UPS example 1Z12345E1512345676. After the page has loaded you will see an RSS button on the left hand side of the page. To the right of it will be the Google Earth button. Simply click on that. A small window will pop up asking you if you have Google Earth installed. Click the Continue link. | Embedding Code Firefox Extension

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