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23 de Febrero 2007

FedEx Pilots "Smart" Tracking with Google Earth

FedEx logoAccording to ZDNet, FedEx CIO Robert Carter revealed at the Wharton Technology Conference in Philadelphia a pilot program that FedEx is experimenting with tracking valuable packages with Google Earth. The tracking involves more than just positional information - things like: package's temperature, location, humidity levels and delivery status. The tracking device used in the pilot involves a "wireless device, about the size of a small cell phone, transmits information back to the company over public Wi-Fi networks." For a long time now, I've been expecting one of the big tracking companies (UPS, FedEx, DHL) to release a network link capability to allow individuals to track their packages. But, none has yet to be released. In this case, FedEx is only experimenting with valuable packages. According to FedEx CIO Carter, using Google Earth has saved them considerable money for the tracking. But, whether this will be available anytime soon? He says: "It's still a closed pilot, which is about all I can say."

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 23 de Febrero 2007 a las 02:54 PM

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    PackageMapping.com allows you to track and map UPS, FedEx, U.S.P.S. and DHL packages with Google Maps and Google Earth, RSS and E-mail notifications.

    Check it out at http://www.PackageMapping.com

    Enviado por: PackageMapping.com Webmaster at 19 de Marzo 2007 a las 12:39 AM

    UPS has an On-line tool for tracking packages via a web service. I can help with .net source code if somebody is interested in it.

    Rgds,
    Mark

    Enviado por: Mark at 27 de Abril 2007 a las 09:40 AM

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