adding data in real-time

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valbatt11
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adding data in real-time

Postby valbatt11 » 2011-07-21 18:23:47

Is it possible to have someone add a dot with encrypted information attached to the map from anywhere in the world on their mobile phone or laptop? I am interested in being able to show new information as it appears on a base map that would be accessable online, as well as displayed on an electronic billboard (s).

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chfung
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Re: adding data in real-time

Postby chfung » 2011-07-25 04:53:50

It would depend on what information needs to be encrypted and display on the map. Simple setup would include a membership system which allows members to log their position and display on the map. The level of details shown on the publicly-accessible map can be further refined, so that a member can see more information than fellow map readers.

Further encryption can be done over-the-air by means of HTTPS connection for posting or other means. Maybe you can let us know the exact function and usage of the maps, and the level of data encryption. We can check and get back to you.

valbatt11
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Re: adding data in real-time

Postby valbatt11 » 2011-07-25 06:16:41

Thanks for your response (sorry for being so vague). I am working on a project called The Fistula Map - the objective is to eliminate Obstetric Fistula* around the world. The core of the project is data collection - name, location, condition, etc. to be entered in the field wherever the woman with the condition is located. The map itself would reflect the data as a point that could be seen by anyone - the specific details could be accessed only by health professionals with prior approval (hence the encryption).

The map would be constantly changing as new data is entered, and it would be a link on any website that wishes to host it. Also, I am proposing electronic billboards to show the map changing in real time. As each case is recorded, a red dot will appear. When that woman is treated, the dot will change to green.

I am talking to people at the Super Computer Center at UCSD to see if SCSD is needed for what could be massive amounts of data to store and analyze. If it's possible to make the map work with a simple mapping program, that would be great!

* An Obstetric Fistula is a hole that forms when there is obstructed labor and tissue dies where the baby's head is pressed against the vaginal wall. After several days, the baby usually dies, and the hole goes through the vagina and bladder, sometimes the bowels. This results in continual leakage of wastes and the woman is not only in pain, but the embarrassment often leads to her being thrown out of her home. Some women live for years, or decades like this. Other causes of fistulas are from rape or even intercourse at too young an age.

There are millions of women, mostly in Africa and Asia that don't have access to basic pre and post-natal care, and end up with a fistula. Obstetric Fistula used to be a scourge in the west until around 100-150 years ago. Now, most people here don't know what it is, or how many women are suffering. The operation to repair a fistula is around $450 - by dramatically increasing awareness, much more money can be raised and sent to the organizations that are already working so hard to help with surgeries and training, etc.


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