Location based solutions maps & your location

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Location based solutions maps & your location

  1. 1. LOCATION BASED SOLUTIONS - MAPS & YOUR LOCATION MATTERS!26th Feb 2012 -Ritesh Ambastha, CEO – iWillStudy.com
  2. 2. 2012 - “The Year of LBS” in India? How BIG is the market for location based startups in India?
  3. 3. Good News Mobile Positioning GIS Content for LBS Improvement in Handset ProfilesIncreased Mobile Operators Interest for new VAS Increased User Awareness Development Tools & Platforms
  4. 4. LBS Apps – Yes, You use those daily
  5. 5. LBS Apps – Yes, You use those daily Recommending social events in a city Requesting the nearest business or service Turn by turn navigation to any addressLocating people on a map displayed on the mobile phone Location-based mobile advertising
  6. 6. My Experiences •Cell Triangulation •Maps Generation •Handling Shapefiles •Cartography •GPS Devices
  7. 7. MapsCartographyGIS DataMaps GenerationTilingFront-End
  8. 8. GIS Engine - Web 1. Mapserver 2. Geoserver 3. Mapnik 4. Mapguide
  9. 9. My Suggestion – Mapping Engine Use Mapnik OR Mapserver Make beautiful maps Uses the AGG graphics library, which offers world-class anti-aliasing rendering with subpixel accuracy for geographic data.
  10. 10. TileCache TileCache provides a Python-based WMS-C/TMS server, with pluggable caching mechanisms and rendering backends. Generate tiles – 256x256 for Web & 128x128 for Mobile (My Recommendation)
  11. 11. Client Side TechnologiesJavaScriptAjaxjQuery
  12. 12. Open Layers Main supporter “MetaCarta”  object-oriented JavaScript library (using Prototype.js and Rico library) Lets you add maps to any web page by embedding OpenLayer.js  no server-side dependencies  Easily reusable component  ...similar to Google Maps and MSN Virtual Earth Web Mapping APIs  “Slippy map style” Input Formats  Tile sources: Virtual Earth, Worldwind, Yahoo & Google Maps, WMS  Vector layer input: KaMap, MapServer, GeoRSS, WFS, [KML] Standard Tools  Google Like zoom bar,  standard functions  like zoom in/out pan
  13. 13. GPS Coordinates Map Overlays Search Engine Query (To be taken in separate session) Refresh rates – Updating Coordinates
  14. 14. My way of looking at this system S Searching e aM OpenLayers Indexing ra cp TileCache Sphinx/Solr hs Mapnik PostGIS Shapefiles (GIS Data)
  15. 15. My coordinates @riteshambastha Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn ritesh@iwillstudy.com

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