Online and SMS Fuel Prices Monitoring     System A Community Web GIS               Application              E28-0261/05DEP...
INTRODUCTIONProblem BackgroundIn 1990’s the government embarked on embarked oneconomic reforms which included:•Abolition o...
PROBLEM STATEMENTSWhat has been observedFuel Market•Deregulation of retail prices of petroleum products hasnot closely fol...
WEBSITES THAT SHOW FUEL PRICES
OBJECTIVES• Develop a web mapping application and sms system that will  enable vehicle users find petrol station with the ...
STUDY AREA
RESEARCH MODEL n-tier Architecture                Web Server          Application Server                 Data Server      ...
RIKO SYSTEM
RESEARCH MODEL 2 – Google map APIMark up languages                           DOM functions                                ...
RESULT  http://petrolkenya.20x.cc/                    Stations                   Member                    Login          ...
SMS HUB     USER                    Central System                      HTTP trigger                                      ...
SMS QUERIES                          Low Diesel, Station(independent),                          Diesel=74.50, Petrol=88.90...
SOURCES OF REVENUE                                    Advertisements• Advertisements – through banners, links and  Google ...
ADVERTISMENT & MARKETING
CONCLUSION• Hope the system will provider a platform where people  can come together and make informed decision on  where ...
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Online Petrol Monitoring System: A community Web GIS and SMS application

  1. 1. Online and SMS Fuel Prices Monitoring System A Community Web GIS Application E28-0261/05DEPARTMENT OF GEOMATIC ENG. AND GIS
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONProblem BackgroundIn 1990’s the government embarked on embarked oneconomic reforms which included:•Abolition of price controls.•Deregulate downstream petroleum marketoperations.•Liberalization of distribution and pricing of petroleumproducts supply.•Liberalization of transportation modes.•Abolition of NOCK’s 30% crude oil supply quota.
  3. 3. PROBLEM STATEMENTSWhat has been observedFuel Market•Deregulation of retail prices of petroleum products hasnot closely followed the changes in international oilprices.•Oil companies are quick to adjust retail petroleumprices upwards when international oil prices are risingand slow to lower prices when oil prices are falling.
  4. 4. WEBSITES THAT SHOW FUEL PRICES
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES• Develop a web mapping application and sms system that will enable vehicle users find petrol station with the lowest fuel price.• Add tools to the website and sms system to enable users navigate and to any petrol station within Nairobi through short code sms queries.• Enable users find shortest route with minimum traffic within Nairobi using network analysis and cartographic techniques.
  6. 6. STUDY AREA
  7. 7. RESEARCH MODEL n-tier Architecture Web Server Application Server Data Server Mapping engine: Spatial Database Presentation PostGISScripting languages Supporting Libraries GDAL, OGR etc. pgsql2shp. Configuration file Web Application fule_station.map . shp2pgsql Client side Web Browser Desktop GIS Query Petrol prices Navigate User Report Administrator
  8. 8. RIKO SYSTEM
  9. 9. RESEARCH MODEL 2 – Google map APIMark up languages DOM functions Database Layer source Google map QuatumGIS
  10. 10. RESULT http://petrolkenya.20x.cc/ Stations Member Login Up-date form
  11. 11. SMS HUB USER Central System HTTP trigger Central DatabaseEXTERNAL COMMANDS PHP SCRIPTS Kannel SMS Gateway
  12. 12. SMS QUERIES Low Diesel, Station(independent), Diesel=74.50, Petrol=88.90, Road (Kangundo) Lowest Petrol, Lowest 07XXXX Station(kobil), Diesel=82.56, Petrol=80.98, Road (Koinange Street) Low Diesel, Station(independent), Diesel=74.50, Petrol=88.90, Road (Juja) Lowest Petrol, 07XXXX Station(total), Diesel=76.50,Lowest Juja Petrol=81.70, Road (Juja)
  13. 13. SOURCES OF REVENUE Advertisements• Advertisements – through banners, links and Google ad sense.• SMS short codes e.g I can charge 5 shillings more on the sms queries
  14. 14. ADVERTISMENT & MARKETING
  15. 15. CONCLUSION• Hope the system will provider a platform where people can come together and make informed decision on where to fuel.• The project is targeted at PSV companies, common mwananchi and community at large.• Anyone is welcome to participate since it’s a community open source Web GIS application.• Donations are welcome.
  16. 16. Questions and Comments

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