Aleš Rebec (2008) GPS TRACKING WITH GOOGLE MAPS. EngD thesis.
In this thesis we present how to join GPS and GPRS technologies to complete an interactive web application which can be used to monitor a fleet of vehicles and display their positions on Google Maps. The merge of these technologies requires a set of specific tools which are also presented in this thesis. The whole system is made of two key parts. The first one is a server which has a fixed location and a static IP address. This server's job is to collect and process the data received from the second key part of the system – GPS/GPRS device. This device is usually installed in a vehicle and enables us to monitor the vehicle's location. Access to the system is naturally only available to authorized users, thus we incorporated the necessary authorization procedures into the system. There are many similar products on the market. This solution differs in being based on open source software and therefore more affordable to its potential users.
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