GIS/GPS/GPRS and Web based Framework for Fleet Tracking

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The paper presents the combined application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and the Internet for tracking of vehicle fleets. It is one component of an enterprise solution that is designed to manage and track a large fleet. The key features of the system are an open-source GIS platform, real-time location information update, and a web-based user interface. The system consists of GPS-based vehicle tracking devices, a communications server, a web-server, a database server, and a map server.