Test-driven forensic analysis of satellite automotive navigation systems

Kyung Soo Lim, Changhoon Lee, Jong Hyuk Park, Sang Jin Lee

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The use of satellite automotive navigation systems has increased rapidly worldwide in recent years. Forensic analysis of these devices can be identified information of evidential value in criminal cases. Mappy GPS navigation software is one of the most popular products of satellite navigation software in Korea. Mappy records the usage history, such as the most frequently visited locations and routes, in an external storage medium for convenience and accessibility. These artifacts can be extracted, examined, and analyzed to trace location entries or recent vehicle routes. It can be used to investigate diverse crimes such as kidnap and murder cases; thus, they are of great value in digital forensics. This paper outlines test-driven forensic analysis for Mappy location records and shows how these can be recovered, including deleted location entries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. (Grant number 2011-0005648) In addition, this research is partially supported by Seoul National University of Science and Technology.


  • Digital forensics
  • IT convergence security
  • Satellite navigation analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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