GoCars go Europe

Monday, 21 July 2008

GoCarsTours went to Barcelona, Spain, and Lisboa, Portugal.

“San Francisco (ots/PRNewswire) – GoCar, der im April 2004 in San Francisco gegründete Anbieter origineller, GPS-geführter Stadtrundfahrten, hat den grossen Sprung vom US-amerikanischen Markt nach Europa geschafft und Niederlassungen in Barcelona und Lissabon eröffnet. Mit den neuen Niederlassungen in der EU verfügt GoCar neben San Francisco, San Diego und Miami nun über insgesamt 5 Standorte weltweit.”

http://www.presseportal.de/pm/72016/1227152/gocar_tours (2008-07-11)


Video: http://youtube.com/user/Localiatvcatalunya


“Landvermesser.tv” is Map-based Storytelling

Monday, 21 July 2008

n-tv berichtet über eine Kulturprojekt, das im Juli 2008 in Berlin startet:

„Wir haben uns alle mit Literatur, Websites und Geotags beschäftigt und wollten das verschmelzen“, erklärt Tatjana Brode, die neben Jens Krisinger und Mathias Ott zu den Initiatoren des Projektes gehört. Kartenbasiertes Erzählen bedeute bislang meist, zweckorientierte oder historische Informationen zu verorten, so Brode weiter. „Uns war es wichtig, die Eindrücke der Stadt um eine fiktionale Komponente zu erweitern und ihnen eine literarische Bedeutung zu geben. Deshalb haben wir auf den Spaziergängen versucht, den Autoren ihre Geschichten zu entlocken und die Stadt als Buch zu öffnen.“

Quelle: http://www.n-tv.de/995043.html


iPhone 3G with GPS

Monday, 21 July 2008

“SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Apple® today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G, combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services…” [launched July 11, 2008]

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/06/09iphone.html

Pictures: Apple


BlackBerry Bold FKA 9000

Monday, 12 May 2008

BlackBerry Bold

“It is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi®, as well as a rich set of multimedia capabilities. From its lustrous black exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leather-like backplate, to its stunning display, sophisticated user interface and newly designed full-QWERTY* keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a symbol of accomplishment and aspiration.” (Press Release #1)

“Research In Motion (RIM), RBC and Thomson Reuters, today announced plans to launch the BlackBerry Partners Fund, a US$150 million venture capital fund, to invest in mobile applications and services for the BlackBerry platform and other mobile platforms.” (Press Release #2)

(Photo: RIM)


Locative Journalism

Sunday, 11 May 2008

LoJo

What is LoJo?
Shorthand for locative journalism, LoJo is the name of a project launched by a team of Northwestern University graduate students to study the intersection of journalism and emerging location-based technologies. Through this project, we hope to create interactive and informative mobile experiences that push innovation in journalism.


What is locative storytelling?

Using the bouquet of emerging mobile and location-based technologies (from GPS-enabled mobile phones to interactive online maps), locative storytelling provides multi-media content that enhances a user’s connection to a given place. At its best, this kind of interactive media gives users increased entry points, and more control over, any given story, thereby enabling deeper and more vibrant experiences.


What are some examples?

If you’ve ever been on an audio tour of a museum or a city neighborhood, you’ve experienced locative storytelling. Other examples include Google mash-ups (user-enhanced Google maps that layer location-specific information over area maps) and GPS-based mobile games.

http://lojoconnect.com/about-lojo/



HTC Touch Diamond

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

HTC Touch Diamond

A new flag ship is rolling:

  • Size: 102 x 51 x 11.33mm
  • Weight: 110 g
  • Connectivity: WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 2.8-inch VGA touch screen
  • Camera: 3.2MP, with video calling
  • Internal memory: 4 GB Internal Storage, 256 MB flash, 192 MB RAM,
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSBTM (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 900 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: GSM: up to 300 hours/100 hours with push email
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM 7201ATM 528MHz

http://www.htc.com/WWW/press.aspx?id=46846〈=1033


GoGPS at “Key West”

Friday, 4 April 2008

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A nice video introduction to a GPS tour as well to the GPS Ranger by Bar Z Adventures comes here – presented by goGPStours.


Electric GPS Tour Car

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

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“Come in and try our new GPS based audio tours which will guide you through the streets of San Francisco . With the option of taking three different routes you can discover popular attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and some other hidden treasures of our beautiful city such as the Japanese Tea Garden and the Painted Ladies. Along with driving directions, our GPS technology will also offer you music, sound effects, and historical background on the sites.”

Electric Time Car Rentals


Cabspotting

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

About This Video
“One Yellow Cab in San Francisco followed for 3 days using GPS data provided by cabspotting.org

An applet: http://www.mangtronix.com/cabspotting/cablet/


GPS Ranger “San Francisco Zoo”

Monday, 31 March 2008

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San Francisco Zoo “is pleased to be the first zoo in America to deliver Zoo Ranger tours.”

“Even if you’ve been to the Zoo before, you’ll now see the Zoo from the eyes of the keepers by renting your own personal Zoo Ranger! Zoo Ranger is a hand-held, GPS-triggered device that takes you on an insider’s tour of the Zoo through audio and video. Choose from various options to see how we care for our wonderful animals and learn more about them. You’ll meet many of our individual animals and be touched by their unique personalities and compelling stories. Go virtually “behind-the-scenes” at 25 of our most popular exhibits to experience keeper and animal interactions, witness behavior training, and enjoy animal enrichment sessions. You can even test your wildlife knowledge with the interactive Zoo Trivia feature!”

San Francisco Zoo – click on the picture to see the interactive demonstrator.


GPS-Game “König Lustik” (German only)

Monday, 31 March 2008

“König Lustik” ist ein GPS-Spiel “des Jugendamtes/Kommunales Jugendbildungswerkes der Stadt Kassel in Kooperation mit der Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (mhk) und mit finanzieller Unterstützung des Museumsvereins Kassel e.V.”:

“Jede Station führt die Kinder an einen anderen Ort, der zu den Zeiten von König Jérôme Bonaparte von Bedeutung war. Kleine Geschichten erzählen, wie es damals war. Los ging es vor dem Fridericianum – dort, wo bis zum 29. Juni die große Ausstellung zu König Lustik zu sehen ist. Um die Orte, Hinweise und Schätze des GPS-Spiels zu König Lustik zu finden, geben die Spielhauskids die Koordinaten für die erste Station ein. Hierbei bekommen sie Hilfe von den beiden Erwachsenen. Bei den weiteren Stationen klappt es schon alleine, der Umgang mit der Technik bereitet keine Schwierigkeiten. Begleitet wurde die Gruppe bei ihrer Schatzsuche übrigens von einem Kameramann des Offenen Kanal Kassels – nach anfänglicher Aufregung vor laufender Kamera so normal wie möglich zu sein, war die Kamera schnell vergessen. Viel zu spannend und aufregend war der Umgang mit den GPS-Geräten und die Aussicht mit ihnen ‚Schätze’ in und um die Kasseler Innenstadt zu entdecken.”

Source: nh24


CeBIT video pickings: GPS Skiing Jacket

Sunday, 30 March 2008

MyGuide presented a NavJacket.


CeBIT video pickings: nüvifone

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Two commercials by Garmin for the nüvifone.


CeBIT video pickings: iPhone GPS

Sunday, 30 March 2008

At CeBIT Gomite was on the NavNGo stand showing GPS connected to the iPhone running iGO8 navigation software and Google maps” By http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/


CeBIT video pickings: PSP GPS

Sunday, 30 March 2008

A promotion from the CeBIT 2008, loud and clear.


GPS Blackberry 8820

Saturday, 29 March 2008

2008-03-29_blackberry_8820_edge_eng_frontnoshadow_small.jpgA stylish GPS-Blackberry 8820 – from the press release, 24 March 2008:

“T-Mobile USA and Research In Motion (RIM) … announced the national availability of the BlackBerry 8820 smartphone, featuring built-in GPS… Available in a sophisticated midnight blue finish, the BlackBerry 8820 is RIM’s thinnest BlackBerry smartphone.

The stylishly professional BlackBerry 8820 helps people stay connected to business associates, colleagues, family and friends by offering Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data, access to location-based applications and services, and a superior mobile experience for personal and corporate e-mail.”

http://www.rim.com/news/press/2008/pr-24_03_2008-01.shtml