mySKY’s Guide to the Galaxy

Monday, 10 December 2007

This multi-media device is a personal guide to the sky, using GPS for the convenience of astronomy hobbyists. Point the gun-style “mySKY” to one of 30.000 celestial points of interest, and you will see and hear a location-based experience. The other way round you shall be able to search a dedicated object.

Astroarmy on the commercial via YouTube: “Introducing the Meade mySKY. Meade introduces a revolutionary way to explore our universe. The new Meade mySKY is an easy-to-use multi-media device that will guide you through the night sky better than if you had your own private astronomer standing next to you.”

Via OhGizmo! who got it via GEARlog, to OhGizmo! I came via gizmag.

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“Roadtour” – Audio-visual guide for satnav

Friday, 7 December 2007

Roadtour

Promotional introduction: “ROADTOUR delivers audio-visual guides directly into your car via your Satnav or GPS enabled mobile phone, automatically telling you about interesting locations as you approach them. Using ROADTOUR you can hear all about the nearest castle, see pictures of historic homes and even read all about the best local pubs.”

Product experience: “Roadtour works on your Satnav or GPS Mobile which knows your location. As you approach interesting heritage locations, ROADTOUR tells you about them over the loudspeaker. On the screen ROADTOUR also shows you pictures of the location, opening times, prices and, in the case of Pubs, colourful and individual reviews.”

Platforms: Garmin, Windows Mobile

Pricing:
ROADTOUR Heritage (600 UK Heritage sites) from £19.95
ROADTOUR Pubs & Inns (in association with Sawday’s) from £14.95
ROADTOUR – The Full Trip (UK Heritage + Pubs & Inns) from £29.95
Availabe as download, CD rom or SD card.


Pointoo moves forward

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Users of the “location bookmark service” Pointoo just received a mail that Pointoo changes its status and becomes an independent company, a GmbH. Pointoo is in the portfolio of the Holtzbrinck eLab


findbyclick anotherlocationcommunity

Saturday, 1 December 2007

findbyclick
Screenshot: Locative Media

 

We’re harvesting location based information from the community to create the largest, most accurate, most comprehensive collection of location based intelligence for you to use via the web and via your mobile phone.”

http://www.findbyclick.com

More on the concept of findbyclick in “About us”:

“We want to build a community of people interested in sharing location-based information for the mutual benefit of all. For others, it is a way to share memorable places: a great place to eat, a hot vacation destination, or a special place to watch the sunset. FindbyClick is a place where you get to tell the story.”

 

http://www.findbyclick.com/about/


User-generated POI from DisMoiOu/TellMeWhere

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Tellmewhere.com
Screenshot: Locative Media

GPS Business News published an interview with Interview with Pierre-Antoine Durgeat, co-founder, DisMoiOu (TellMeWhere) a French LBS community web site. The web site is free, the business model is to generate revenues from advertisement. GBN asked the following question on the product concept of the “user generated point of interest community”:
What is the driver behind DisMoiOu.fr/TellMeWhere.com?

“Durgeat: Users are in demand of qualified and up to date local information. Internet allows for a great wealth of information to be searched and looked at. Unfortunately this information is now very close to paper information. It is static and lacks interactivity. Web 2.0 applications linked to LBS solutions allow for such information to be up to date and shared at a minimal cost. For example, databases are up to date on hotels and parking lots, not on Roman churches or skate board parks. We have therefore created the technology for points of interest to be known and promoted to end users in need of such vertical information. We expect to allow for example a handicapped person to know where handicapped parking spaces are available in Paris. The community caters for the good of each user. The founders’ vision is ultimately to create an exhaustive up to date, user generated points of interest database.”

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/index.php?action=article&numero=509

–> Same concept as the one of Pointoo (Holtzbrinck) at Germany.


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


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