SAARATHY - Indian Language GPS - Mobile Navigation System

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In India, though the Location Based Service (LBS) is at a very promising stage, there is not much adoption of LBS by the large magnitude of users due to lack of awareness and their inability to operate the system owing to language divide. In this context, to guide citizen with the exact information in native languages at right place in real timewith location sensitivity for secured life, an indigenous software has been developed on GPS enabled mobile for routing, tracking, warning, rescue, etc.

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SAARATHY - Indian Language GPS - Mobile Navigation System

  1. 1. sajeevan@cdac.in, [email_address] SAARATHY – An Indigenous Multilingual GPS-based Mobile Navigation Software Geomatics Solutions Development Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune University Campus, Pune, India 411007 Sajeevan G and S.C.Thirumaran
  2. 2. Indigenous GPS-based mobile navigation software with Indian languages support
  3. 3. <ul><li>Read shape ( shp ), kml and intrinsic vector formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Display satellite ( raster ) data. </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual display. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English, Hindi and Malayalam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option to incorporate more languages </li></ul></ul>Features
  4. 4. <ul><li>Create a new path and save GPS paths ( create vector). </li></ul><ul><li>Replay saved paths or tracks from other sources; for instance a kml file from Google Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation . The system does not require service from mobile service providers, except the rescue module, as it uses the data saved in the mobile unit. </li></ul>Features
  5. 5. <ul><li>If an emergency button is pressed by the user, the location of the user will be sent as an SMS to the rescuer mobile who will automatically visualise the position of the user on a map background along with emergency sound. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescue module helps Parents/Police/Hospital/BPO employees significantly. </li></ul>Rescue SMS User Location Parents Ambulance Police
  6. 6. <ul><li>Give warning when a planned route is not followed; the system starts beeping. </li></ul><ul><li>This utility can be used to give warning when people approach hazardous / restricted area; for example, warn when near a crevasse in glaciated area. </li></ul>Follow Path
  7. 7. <ul><li>Option to click photographs with automatic inscribing of latitude and longitude information. </li></ul><ul><li>Handy in fieldworks where location of each photograph is important. </li></ul>Geo-Tagging
  8. 8. <ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Medical information </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Field data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Defense </li></ul><ul><li>…… </li></ul>Application Areas
  9. 9. <ul><li>Operational on Windows Mobile having an inbuilt GPS. </li></ul><ul><li>The software is tested on HTC Touch Diamond . </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial data of parts of Pune city has been created to demonstrate the capabilities of the software. </li></ul><ul><li>Working on Tie-up for maps </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>Status…
  10. 10. Thank You Enquiries: geomatics@cdac.in

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