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Author Köbben, B. J. ♦ Boekestein, D. ♦ Ekkebus, S. P. ♦ Uithol, P. G. ♦ Köbben, B.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Relay Race ♦ Bata Positioning System Real Time ♦ Internet-based Application ♦ Modern Technology ♦ Real Time System ♦ Prototype Bps ♦ Last Section ♦ Lb Functionality ♦ Mobile Telecommunication ♦ Genuine Real Time Location ♦ Location Service ♦ Affordable Off-the-shelf Component ♦ Basic Requirement ♦ Satellite Positioning ♦ General Setup ♦ Bata Positioning System ♦ Current Stable Version Bps ♦ System Scalability ♦ Great Potential ♦ System Architecture ♦ Open Standard Compliant Internet Application ♦ Unique Way
Abstract Modern technology makes it possible to develop applications that determine the position of any object. Using affordable off-the-shelf components combined with internet-based applications, we developed the Bata Positioning System (BPS), a real time system for tracking moving objects. It has a focus on accessibility to the user and system scalability. BPS combines the power and flexibility of satellite positioning, mobile telecommunications and open standards compliant internet applications in a unique way, and was first applied for the Batavierenrace, the world’s largest relay race. We will first briefly introduce the Batavierenrace and then explain how the wish to maintain an overview of this race led to the development of the BPS 1.0 prototype. Its basic requirements and general setup as well as the systems architecture will be discussed. It will be explained how further refinement of this architecture led to the current stable version BPS 2.0. We discuss how the BPS 2.0 system principally provides Location Services, but has a great potential to further grow into into a genuine real time Location Based Service (LBS). In the last section, the prototype BPS 3.0 system providing such LBS functionality is presented. Published in: Location Based TeleCartography and Services (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography), G. Gartner, et al. (eds.). Springer-Verlag: Berlin, etc., pp.511-524.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study