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Google Earth as an AVL tool for business and pleasure Peter van Muyden EPCOR. Overview. Google Background Google Earth Background AVL definition KML format A few commercial AVL solutions supporting Google Earth Demonstration. Google Background.

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overview
Overview
  • Google Background
  • Google Earth Background
  • AVL definition
  • KML format
  • A few commercial AVL solutions supporting Google Earth
  • Demonstration
google background
Google Background
  • Google was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  • The Company\'s name is derived from the word "Googol”10100
  • Google is based in Palo Alto, California.
  • Google\'s mission is to organize the world\'s information, making it universally accessible and useful.
  • Intel based search engines
  • Business model
google earth background
Google Earth Background
  • Mark Aubin at Silicon Graphics (SGI)
  • Left SGI and teamed up with a few others to create Keyhole
  • In 2004 Google acquired Keyhole
  • Windows, Linux and MAC support. October 2008 IPhone support.
  • Fat client with Internet based data
  • A 3D interface to the planet
  • 400 Million downloads since June 2005
  • 30,000 Geo developers registered with Google by 2006
google earth background1
Google Earth Background

"Our job is not to display the world’s geographic information; it is to display the world’s information and use geography as a context." Michael Jones, CTO, Google Earth

avl definition
AVL definition
  • Automatic vehicle location or AVL is a means For determining the geographic location of a vehicle and transmitting this information to a point where it can be used. Telelocation is a synonym used in the European Union. www.glossary.com
  • Vehicles are non-living means of transport.Vehicles (cars, boats, equipment), animals, people, icebergs etc
  • Automatic object location or AOL might be a better term
avl definition1
AVL definition
  • A way to find the location of the object
    • GPS (outside coverage only for now), Cell coverage, RFID, Dead reckoning, Access card readers
  • A method to transfer the location of the object
    • Telemetry, EVDO, GSM, Private Network, FRS, GMRS, satellite
  • A method to display the object
    • Computer, Cell Phone & PDA’s, GPS
vehicle attributes are available
Vehicle attributes are available
  • speed, temperature, engine rpm, ignition on/off, heading, seatbelt use, oil pressure, elevation, etc
  • Dynamic checking of speeding based on the road speed parameters.
  • The number of hours behind the wheel for truckers.
freeware
Freeware

Display speed as height of symbol

MD-GPS2KML

kml format
KML format
  • Keyhole Markup Language (XML)
  • Google Earth KML format for a point
    • Display point in Google Earth
  • Google Earth KML format for a time series
    • Display time series in Google Earth
create a google earth avl
Create a Google Earth AVL
  • Create KML point file on the fly (database, manually, etc)
    • Create GE Network Link Edit file
  • Create KML time series file
  • Use a WMS service
  • Use the Google Earth API
commercial avl systems supporting google earth
Commercial AVL systems supporting Google Earth
  • Ravtrack
  • World Tracking Solutions
  • GPS Insight
  • Global Fleet Management
  • Rastrac
avl demos
AVL demos
  • Sailboat race
  • EPCOR’s Mobile Workforce Management System
  • Whale shark
  • GooPS Free Google Earth AVL tool
    • Compare versions
  • Inbound flights to LAX Airport
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