She's finished, well as finished as they always are - which of course means that they are never finished.
I am referring to my work over the past few months which is really just a concerted effort building on years of work. I'm now in a position to track vehicles, containers, you name it.
From a software development perspective there are many things that I'm happy about. I've previously discussed jQuery which really has eased the AJAX programming. From a backend perspective I am using the amazingly functional, scalable and distributable Apache Camel (also discussed in other posts).
One thing with the client-side that has really impressed me is the Google Earth plugin. I hope that you agree that it works very, very well (a link to the site is provided at the end of this post). Some of our potential customers will require their own maps along with their own projections and Google Earth will not handle that (Antarctica for example). However for many scenarios, Google Earth will be great.
Incidentally where we will be required to use specialised maps with funky projections, I have written a Java applet using JavaFX. The applet supports many types of map projections and is based on the work of Proj.4 and friends.
Here is a quick list of the OSS projects I utilised (and even contributed back to in some cases!):
Apache Directory Server
Apache Web Server
Feel free to visit the tracking site and play around with the demo data.