The scope of this application has been the design, deployment and integration of a navigation system which will provide location based services with a personalized way proportionally the preferences and the interests of each user. The system combines the geographical position of user with the behavior, the energies and his profile so as to provide services of added value in the user. The location based services are provided via web services and the personalization is provided via fuzzy logic decisions.
The use of web services constitutes alternative way in the growth of navigation systems. It will not be necessary to have applications, which stored the maps of regions, that interest the user or any other geographic information (points of interesting etc). Any information the application needs, will be received by using web services. The determination of place of user becomes via connection with GPS Receiver.
Furthermore, the system will provide a personalized way of the information given to the user according to his interests in combination with the analysis of user’s actions on the system, the history and the analysis of the others users’ preferences.
Smart Earth uses:
Microsoft Virtual Earth API
Yahoo Traffic API
Geonames Web Services
Global Weather Web Service
Smart Earth provides:
Real Time Info
Search What and Where
Traffic Layer and Events
Flickr GeoPhotos search
GPS Tracking with Windows Mobile application
Tour Guide Routes (Personalized Routes)
Tour Guide News (Personalized News)