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Google earth as an avl tool for business and pleasure peter van muyden epcor

Google Earth as an AVL tool for business and pleasure

Peter van Muyden

EPCOR


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


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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


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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.


Avl example

AVL example


Avl example1

AVL example


Dog avl example

Dog AVL example


Dispatching with avl

Dispatching with AVL


Fire and police

Fire and Police


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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