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Internet mapping topics - II

3701.1 - Vehicle Tracking and Alert System for Mini-Buses on the University of Ghana, Legon Campus

Monday, July 3
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Delaware A

Mini buses are deployed on the University of Ghana Campus to facilitate move-ments of students and other users. Tracking systems are not very popular in Ghana and also virtually non-existent on the University campus. Moreover, the relat-ed work reviewed in this paper lacks visual display on a mobile phone and in most cases web visualization. Our approach seeks to develop a tracking system which is cheaper and integrates the real time visualization on web and mobile phones. The system aimed at disseminating information available to management and users of the bus service. The system consists of three modules namely, data log-ging system (tracking hardware), web-mapping application and mobile applica-tion. The tracking hardware (made up of an Arduino Uno Microcontroller, a SIM 900 GSM/GPRS module and a GPS shield) is placed on a mini bus to log the co-ordinates into a database. The location of the shuttle can be viewed on an An-droid phone by users. The distance between the shuttle’s position and the position of the user can be determined. The route can be traced on the map for users to see. The user can make decisions based on the information gathered to access the shuttle. This project would help students cut down the cost incurred when board-ing taxis to their destinations on campus. On the side of management of the Mini buses, the system tracks mini buses on campus regularly. This project can offer a cost-effective approach to vehicle tracking in developing countries.

Wiafe Owusu-Banahene

LECTURER
University of Ghana

Wiafe Owusu-Banahene Holds PhD Geoinformatics (2016); has worked as Lecturer with the University of Ghana, Legon since 2006. Wiafe has served in the following capacities: Programme Committee Member (Academic and General Tracks), Geo-information Society of South Africa (GISSA) Ukubuzana 2012 Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2nd -4th October 2012, University of Pretoria Repre-sentative to South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Sub Committee- Information Technology-Geographic Information (SC71E), 2012. Wiafe’s current research interests are: Spatial Data In-frastructures (SDI), Big (Spatil) Data, Spatial IoT; Semantic and Syntac-tic Web Integration: Linked Data and Geospatial Web services.

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Rex G. Cammack

Associate Professor
University of Nebraska Omaha

Dr. Cammack is currently the Co-Chair of the ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet and serves as the Geography Program Director at University of Nebraska Omaha. He as been and active member of the ICA, AAG and NACIS for 20 years. He primary research interest are in Web Mapping and Location Based Services.

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