[OSGeo-Discuss] standard for pushing data from GPS device to a web service
mateusz at loskot.net
Mon Jan 22 09:55:14 PST 2007
Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
> If I may ask a very basic question, What is driving the requirement
> for a GPS unique id? It seems to me it would be much easier to do
> something like:
> 1) have a user sign-up for the service and generate a unique id for
> them. 2) whatever software that is implementing the interface between
> the GPS and server, requires you to enter the unique id created at
> sign up.
> Also, I have multiple GPS units that I use in different scenarios,
> why do you care which GPS I happen to be using. I have a tracking GPS
> that is setup to record a track point every 1/10th mile and is
> capable of running for 3000 miles before I need to download and clear
> the track log. While this is not a real-time tracking application,
> up loading the track log after the fact might be a valid use case.
I believe it was only a consideration to bind ID to a device.
Some applications/users may want to be able to identify GPS device,
regardless of who is using it.
For others (and I believe for most users) it should be enough to
identify/authorize user, regardless what device she is using.
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