Where 2.0 Conference 2008

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Where 2.0 Conference 2008, May 12-14, 2008 in Burlingame, California:

“Where 2.0 brings together the people, projects, and issues building the new technological foundations and creating value in the location industry. Join with other developers, technologists, CTOs, researchers, geographers, academics, business developers, and entrepreneurs to debate and discuss what’s viable now, and what’s lurking just below the radar. “

Where 2.0

Screenshot: Locative Media


Pocketnavigation.de – Navigation System Portal

Saturday, 24 November 2007

The leading German portal for mobile navigation systems. News, tests, more than 90.000 community members and lots of content to subscribe (points of interest, guides, speed camera data etc.). The data can be used with an add-on software for mobile navigation systems.

Pocketnavigation.de

Screenshot: Locative Media


Plazes: Locative social software

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Plazes added the “Where?” to communities. Here is an excerpt from the FAQ, the Question is “Why do you call a Plaze a Plaze and not a location?”

“A Plaze represents much more than just a location. It is the identity that you give to a physical location. So, for instance, a restaurant and an office are both located on “111 MacDougal Street, NYC. In this case you have one location, but two Plazes. (Hey, it’s the context that counts)
Every Plaze has its own permalinkable page that consists of pictures, comments, a map, and a list of people who have visited the Plaze.”

http://plazes.com/the/help

Plazes

Screenshot: Locative Media


“Cruso” arrives at Munich

Saturday, 24 November 2007

The “first mobile city guide for pedestrians” is now available at some Munich hotels. Cruso started the gps gadget rental service at Berlin, where the inventor “Dreifach Einfach” is located.

Cruso

Screenshot: Locative Media


Telegraph: Tune into the audio guide!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Nick Trend’s homage to the world of audio guides is an inspiring look at some examples of current audio experiences especially at museums and galleries, and he states why he likes audio guides:

“If you want more detailed explanations, you have to rely on human guides (very variable), general travel guides (very sketchy on most cultural sites) or the museum’s or site’s own guidebook (often awkward to read while you tour).

The best solution is to hire an audio guide, and it always surprises me how few visitors use them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/main.jhtml?xml=/travel/2007/11/24/et-savvy-124.xml


Def.: Geotagging

Friday, 23 November 2007

“Geotagging, sometimes referred to as Geocoding, is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as websites, RSS feeds, or images. This data usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates, though it can also include altitude, bearing and place names.

Geocoding also refers to the process of taking non-coordinate based geographical identifiers, such as a postal address, and assigning geographic coordinates to them (or vice versa).

Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information. For instance, one can find images taken near a given location by entering latitude and longitude coordinates into a Geotagging-enabled image search engine. Geotagging-enabled information services can also potentially be used to find location-based news, websites, or other resources.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=GeoTagging&oldid=173260645


Geotagging community “Pointoo”

Friday, 23 November 2007

The “location bookmark service” by “Holtzbrinck eLab” offers user-generated Points of Interest (POI) for the usage via web, mobile phone or navigation system.

Pointoo
Screenshot: Locative Media