Smart Earth

Smart Earth

open source Virtual Earth / Windows Application 2007

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
Flickr API
Geonames Web Services
Blogs Map
Global Weather Web Service

Smart Earth provides:
Route Summary
Turn-by-turn directions
Real Time Info
Navigation Options
Update profile
User POIs
User Routes
Search What and Where
Traffic Layer and Events
Flickr GeoPhotos search
GPX Viewer
GPS Tracking with Windows Mobile application
Tour Guide Routes (Personalized Routes)
Tour Guide News (Personalized News)

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