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Is KML output automatic / TrackStore

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:02 am
by bnet
Is the KML output real-time and how is it stored along with the standard log file?

We currently have the following requirements for either a mobile phone browser/Google Maps or use Google Maps Mobile.

-receive and store NMEA strings from Enfora GSM or similar on the server
-access vehicle 1,2,3 current location
-start/stop report for a given day and view reports when were at our desk.
-if using Google Maps Mobile it would be nice to view the entire start/stop route with line tracks.
-KML auto-output

Thanks for your help!

RE: Is KML output automatic / TrackStore

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:52 pm
by johan
Yes, the KML feed is real time. Track history is stored as well, and this can be exported in static KML files afterwards.

-receive and store NMEA strings from Enfora GSM or similar on the server

Here are the devices supported by GpsGate Server
http://gpsgate.com/index.php?id=39

Maybe Enfora works with "SmartPipe", but I cannot say for sure:
http://franson.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5896

-access vehicle 1,2,3 current location

Yes, that is possible

-start/stop report for a given day and view reports when were at our desk.

Yes, you have such a report, which you can print.

-if using Google Maps Mobile it would be nice to view the entire start/stop route with line tracks.

Not supported.

-KML auto-output

Yes, as described above.

Regards,
Johan

Franson Support

RE: Is KML output automatic / TrackStore

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:37 pm
by bnet
A few more questions, I want to make sure I understand KML:

1) As far as the KML, as the NMEA stream is being captured GPSgate server converts NMEA to KML in the background with any manual intervention?

2) Can the KML be automatically stored in a webroot allowing immediate brower access? How is the KML stored?

3) Is any NMEA compatible GSM vehicle tracking unit supported

Thanks!



Originally posted by johan

Yes, the KML feed is real time. Track history is stored as well, and this can be exported in static KML files afterwards.

-receive and store NMEA strings from Enfora GSM or similar on the server

Here are the devices supported by GpsGate Server
http://gpsgate.com/index.php?id=39

Maybe Enfora works with "SmartPipe", but I cannot say for sure:
http://franson.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5896

-access vehicle 1,2,3 current location

Yes, that is possible

-start/stop report for a given day and view reports when were at our desk.

Yes, you have such a report, which you can print.

-if using Google Maps Mobile it would be nice to view the entire start/stop route with line tracks.

Not supported.

-KML auto-output

Yes, as described above.

Regards,
Johan

Franson Support

RE: Is KML output automatic / TrackStore

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:55 pm
by johan
1) There is a few steps in between, but you can think in that way.
2) Data is stored in a database. And if you export it to KML it will converted to KML in the fly.
3) You find supported trackers here:
http://gpsgate.com/index.php?id=39

Note that "NMEA" is a standard for connecting GPS devices to a local computer. It is not really a standard for GPS trackers that connects to a server over mobile networks and the Internet. Some of the tracker protocols looks a bit like NMEA but they are not NMEA. GpsGate Server handles all this, so you don't need to worry about it as long as you use a supported tracker.

The next you can do is to test GpsGate Server to see what it does. There is nothing close to test the real thing when you want to understand something.

Regards,
Johan

Franson Support

RE: Is KML output automatic / TrackStore

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:15 pm
by bnet
Thanks for your time Franson.

I'm working on getting IIS or seeing if my webhosting company can install this on their server.

If I understand this correctly, the KML output *can't* be automated without manual intervention? Can javascript be added to initiate this prior to loading in webpage?