"GlobeTracker" - A Wireless Tracking System

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Ranjan, Rajeev and Shi, Hao (2009) "GlobeTracker" - A Wireless Tracking System. International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications, 1 (3). pp. 125-130. ISSN 0975-2293 (print) 0974-9322 (online)


The GPS (Global Positioning System) is currently the most favoured tool for location determination and navigation. Combined with mobile phones, it has gained rapid acceptance among the wider community. The integration of mobile phones and GPS receivers has provided a very powerful tool with great potential for devolvement into future mobile applications. The proposed “GlobeTracker” system exploits the large potential that exists in the combination of GPS and J2ME to develop a navigation system. The whole system uses the J2MEMAP API to locate the server of different map providers, then displays the current user location and tracks its users in real time. This new proposed application is developed based on the “GlobeTrotter” system. In this paper, we first present a brief discussion of J2ME and GPS devices. The design and implementation of “GlobeTracker” is then described in detail. This project shows the enormous potential of J2ME based applications and provides innovative ideas for their further development

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4550
Official URL http://airccse.org/journal/j2current.html
Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 8902 Computer Software and Services
Historical > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords ResPubID17063, ResPubID19204. J2ME, J2MEMAP API, GPS, GlobeTracker, tracking, global positioning system, GPS, wireless tracking system
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