Archive for January, 2008

Ubitracker with Construct

January 9th, 2008 No comments

The last couple of days I’ve been trying to get Ubitracker to run directly from construct. I have created a Contruct class in PHP which deals with the construct communications, for both querying (SPARQL) and inserting data (RDF Triplets).

This enabled me to create an application that uses this to get the data from (any local) construct directly, and format it as XML as expected by the ubitracker interface.

There is more work to be done to do with meta-data needed to run the interface (such as tag/object bindings), once this has been completed, the interface can be run and installed very easily. This would allow other groups who utilize Ubisense, to run this application. A blue sky view of this project would be to create a platform within which sensor ‘plugins’ could be developed and used to display interesting things to users.

Further stages of development will require some rethinking of the output XML structure, to include other sensor types and data (such as Bluetooth readings/locations, Calendar linkage, Webcam images, etc. etc.)

It will be particularly interesting to develop an application which uses all of the location type data to get a good approximation of an objects (persons) location.