I work at a highway construction company, where at any given time, there are three to four work crews at different locations or towns In The Middle Of Nowhere. Right now, the guys in the office have paper maps on the wall, with pins stuck at each town or location, for each crew. This works well enough, but has to be manually updated, and isn't accessible once you leave the office(s).
A software solution would be nice. I'm picturing something like a snapshot of Google Maps, with icons of pins stuck into the map. If the locations of those pins was done with a sister app on an iPhone/Android device, that would be a nice bonus. (iPhone App preferred, since most guys use iPhones, but about 10% of us have Androids.) e.g. The guys push a button which grabs the location of the nearest town, or their exact GPS coordinates if farther than 25 km from a town. Sort of like checking into locations on Facebook, but I want a standalone software package, so it's more robust and has a dedicated, clean interface for this task. Furthermore, it should be a manual check-in/location-update, so that the guys know when they are actively giving their location away. i.e. They need to feel safe that I'm not spying on them every minute of the day, or on their personal time/days off.
Is there any software that can do this kind of thing?
(If not, it's no big deal; I can whip up a program/app over the next year or so. This isn't a necessity, and I have a B.Sc in computer science. ;)