Sunday, June 13, 2004
The Heracles Super Maps for the 21st Century
After five years of trials, Craig Knoblock and his team at the Information Sciences Institute of the University (ISI) of Southern California, have developed Heracles Maps, an easy-to-use laptop package to optimize routes in the whole world for both military and business travelers. This news release, "A SuperMap for Soldiers -- Or Business Travelers," says that the application integrates various sources of geospatial information, such as satellite imagery of mapping data.
From this data, soldiers can easily find a safe route between two locations without being seen or shot by an enemy in another location. This package can easily be adapted to civilian applications, such as a powerful travel planner. You'll find more details and references in this overview.
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