[OSGeo-Discuss] Fleet management
shoreas at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 21:37:41 EST 2010
Hello there Louis. I don't recall whether I'd responded to the July
posting, so apologies here if this repeats anything I'd said in response.
Our project ( http://groups.google.com/group/open-source-cad?lnk=gcimv) has
a somewhat different orientation, but there's a lot of overlap WRT the
requirements/goals you enumerate below. While the project proper is free
and open source, and relies on PHP and MySQL as, respectively, the scripting
and database engines, the mapping (today) is GMaps-based. Moveing the latter
to OpenLayers and OSM is on our to-do list, for a number of operational
reasons in addition to that of the gospel of a completely OS solution.
By the numbers:
1. We do track GPS-equipped smart phones.
2. We do send dispatch notification via both conventional email and
3. We do send driving directions, again by both conventional email and
4. Driver confirmation capability currently requires a suitably-equipped
device with the driver. (I.e., a browser on some platform)
5. While we do rely on humans to select the to-be dispatched units, we do
show the distances from incident to unit location, the initial selection
being the nearest in straight-line distance - in the interest of rapid
Our system, Tickets CAD by name, is OS-agnostic, and largely
browser-independent (we test under FF, IE, Chrome, and Safari). I believe
that Tickets can run on any http server supporting the engines noted above.
(We test under Apache, but it's run under IIS in the past.) It has been
under active development and use for approximately two years, and is
available from SourceForge.
Do come back with any questions, of course.
On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Louis Sayers <lssayers at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm Louis, I noticed that in July 2009 there was a discussion on fleet
> management software, and people were talking about possibly starting a
> project (see
> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2009-July/thread.html )
> I was wondering if this discussion had led to the formation of a project of
> any sort, or if other software had been identified that provided the
> functionality required for fleet management?
> I'm particularly interested in such a system to:
> 1. Track a fleet of vehicle locations
> 2. Send orders to vehicles based on their location (using shortest path
> type queries)
> 3. Enable drivers to follow guided mapping directions from the vehicles
> 4. Enable drivers to confirm pickup or dropoff of orders, or various other
> scenarios (e.g. toilet stop needed)
> 5. Enable full automation of the system (which vehicles get which orders
> are determined by an algorithm, not humans)
> Are there any projects / products out there that you know of that cover or
> are working to cover these features?
> Louis Sayers
> MEM Programme
> Department of Engineering Management
> University of Canterbury
> Private Bag 4800
> Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
> Email: lssayers at gmail.com
> Phone: +64 27 460 3591
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