[OSGeo-Discuss] A FOSS Geo Project in India

Sajith VK sajithvk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 09:03:48 PST 2010

Hi Sayers,

Thanks for the mail, and sorry for the delay in responsig.
We are using automated dispatch, but the routing is decided
on the server side, and communicated to client (Vehicle Mount Unit)
as text.

Our vehicle mount units are not capable of performing routing on its
own. On the server side, we use GRASS to perform routing dynamically.

Regarding map data, we have created all GIS layers for the entire area
as part of this project itself. Started with Quick bird imagery and some
existing vector datasets, and later completed and verified through
field surveys.

Sajith VK
Freedom is not Free

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 1:37 AM, Louis Sayers <lssayers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sajith,
> This is really cool. In particular I'm really interested in whether you are
> routing the vehicles based on their locations (are you performing automated
> dispatch at all?) and are there any navigation devices in the vehicles which
> you give navigation information?
> If so, I'd be really interested in what software you use for this - I'm
> interesting in investigating FOSS Geo for a project I'm starting in late
> April.
> Did you have to purchase mapping data to feed into the mapping software?
> Thanks,
> Louis
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:26 AM, Sajith VK <sajithvk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We are proud to share with you that Keltron, a PSU under government of
>> Kerala, has completed development of an integrated, GIS based total
>> solution for Kolkata Police. This consists of,
>> Development of Large scale map of the area
>> A GIS based area traffic control system
>> Vehicle Tracking system
>> GIS based distress call response management system etc
>> The complete solution is developed purely on Free and Open Source
>> solutions, including PostGIS, OpenLayers, Mapserver, GRASS &
>> Geodjango. Technology demonstration and pilot run for all modules are
>> over and large scale deployment is going on. AFAIK, this is the
>> biggest FOSS Geo initiative in India, and one of the major GIS project
>> in the government sector. I hope this project will help us in bringing
>> other projects also into the FOSS way.
>> Thanks to OSGeo. The very existence of the Foundation helped us to
>> convince our client that FOSS Geo tools are matured, and are actively
>> supported. We also thank the user and developer community around the
>> major FOSS tools, for their fast response to our questions and
>> clarifications.
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Sajith VK
>> Freedom is not Free
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