Marketing breaks another frontier in UK. Now mobile phones are being tracked so consumers habits can be "studied". On the TimesOnline.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
John McKerrell blogged the conference and also a bit of WhereCamp 2008.
His coverage from Where 2.0 includes a talk from Dan Catt about geotagged photos.
Dan's blog: GeoBloggers also explains Yahoo's WOEID, and his work with geotagging at Flickr including a slideshow of the Where presentation.
Webware also put together a lazy list of Geo Sites.Blackberry users with Garmin Mobile for life.
Boeing loses GPS contract for Lockheed Martin.
PC Mag covers Geotagging Gadgets.
Posted by gpsguy at 11:44 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
If your digital camera has a SD slot, you may be able to use it for geotagging with the Wi-Fi SDIO Cards from Eye-Fi.
For a hundred bucks you can add wireless capabilities to your current digital camera.
The magic behind the Eye-Fi SD cards is provided by the Atheros AR6001GL.
The AR6001GL combines a 2.4Ghz radio transceiver, the frequency range used for 802.11b/g wireless access points with upgradeable firmware.
The card carries 2Gbytes of Flash memory for your photos.
Insert one of the cards into your digital camera SD slot. By turning the camera on, the card will receive about 3.4 volts to start the bootstrap sequence.
By having software running on this SD card Eye-Fi makes it act in fact as an SDIO (Secure Digital Input Ouput) card, a bit smarter than plain storage.
"Activation/Setup": Shake Well Before First Use
But before inserting it into the camera, you first need to activate the card and set known Wi-Fi locations with a list of the available SSID's. (Support to static WEP 40/104/128, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK).
The low-end card allows upload to a running PC/Mac connected to the same access point (Eye-Fi Home, see below). After that you can upload photos to websites like Flickr and other photo storage services (Eye-Fi Share).
If you are talking to an access point, even better if you happen to have access to a database with matching location of SSID's & MAC addresses of Wi-Fi hotspots, like the one Eye-Fi licensed from Skyhook Wireless.
Obviously we are talking about pictures taken somewhere close by and/or around a wi-fi spot. Yosemite or that deserted beach won't quite make it.
Three Eye-Fi SD cards are being offered currently:
- Home (~$80): uploads to computer,
- Share (~$100): same plus uploads to web service,
- Explore (~$130): same plus geotagging firmware marking your EXIF tags of your pictures with the corresponding Access Point latitute/longitude (and maybe altitude?).
The Geotagging version (Explore) is the one announced this week.
Posted by gpsguy at 9:27 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Also from Mashable, Seero Widget for GPS-enabled video streaming.
deCarta getting another round of cash.
Ohararp SMD GPS Video Tutorial on Instructables.
MediaScrape: News on the Map.
LinuxJournal published a tip from Peter Verthez about running Garmin's MapSource under Wine on Linux.
One more piece in the Dash puzzle: Where 2 Get, route planning provider.
Posted by gpsguy at 10:07 PM
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Dash video from Web 2.0.
Sun working on a Open Source Phone, the jPhone. From an interview to Engadget.
Microsoft released a free tool for geotagging.
It requires .Net Framework 3.0, validation and runs on XP and Vista systems.
Initial download of 2.8Mbytes follows extra 31Mbytes for the .Net runtimes.
You can tag photos with "track route files from the most popular formats (NMEA, GPX, and KML)".
MS also published a tutorial on Geotagging with its Expression Media 2, a "professional asset management tool to visually catalog and organize all your digital assets for effortless retrieval and presentation."
Posted by gpsguy at 7:38 PM