A simple java application ... applet ... this project has the aim to capture WEB CAM snaps, and
GPS position of a mobile site ... that is to (a) 'monitor' a USB connected Web CAM ... take
'snaps' at pre-determined intervals ... write the 'snap' to a JPEG image ... transfer the JPEG
file up to the site server ... (b) this is to be extended to 'monitor' a COM port, redirection of
a USB connected GPS receiver, or a Bluetooth GPS connection ... sift through the
$GPRMC/$GPGSV/$GPGSA/$GPGGA/$GPVTG/... NMEA sentences ... prepare an XML position file to upload
to the server site ...
The mobile unit consists of a Toshiba Techra A3 laptop ... it connects to Internet via an iBurst, or Unwired account, like other PDA's ... and cell phone networks ...
Running in the mobile, web-connected, unit is a Web CAM viewer, based on some public code, posted on a board ... a few years ago ... the 'reason' for the posting is 'interesting' ;=)) see WebCam01.java below ...
The following code contains a timer, to write the JPEG image to disk periodically ... which should contain the SAME header message ;=))
The image file(s) created by the above java are transferred up to the server using some Java FTP code ...