[LINK] Freely available spatial database

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Oct 7 16:40:11 EST 2008


Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>>> Howard Lowndes wrote:
<snip>
>>> What are you making the maps in?
>> It's not so much map making as wanting to identify routes between places 
>> - ala a SATNAV displaying the the best route between two points so as to 
>> work out the shortest out of a set of routes - is point B closer to 
>> point A than point C is closer to point A, or is point D even closer to 
>> point A.   I want it as part of a taxi booking, dispatch and management 
>> system idea that I am playing with - trying to drag the taxi industry 
>> into the 21 century at reasonable cost.
>>
> 
> So, are you suggesting that Taxi fares should be charged point to point rather 
> than on the basis of distance and time?
> 

Perhaps of Relevance.
> Silver Top Taxi Service operates a radio network in Melbourne for the purpose of handling taxi bookings and associating them with available taxis. Silver Top was concerned with the level of calls not getting through to operators, or receiving 'busy tone', particularly in peak demand periods Ð even when taxi cabs were vacant and available to take fares in many areas
<http://www.dbcde.gov.au/communications_and_technology/publications_and_reports/2003/03/ovum_report/case14>

Marghanita
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