“Urbanista diaries” – N82 promotion

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

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A storytelling project as a promotion for the Nokia N82 . The urbanista diaries: Four Bloggers are travelling around the world, recording their journey and people with their N82. By Nokia’s Sports tracker application the audience can track the bloggers’ activities in real time.

More on the campaign at GPS Business News.

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Black N82 arriving

Friday, 21 March 2008

n82_01d_lowres_2008-03-21.jpgThe Nokia N82 is a true travel companion. From the data sheet (PDF):

Photo and Video

  • 5 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus with a dedicated autofocus assist lamp, and MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 30 frames per second with video stabilization
  • High speed camera performance
  • One-click photo and video uploading from gallery to compatible online albums or blogs with Wi-Fi or 3G
  • Easy playback of recorded videos and photos on compatible TV using TV out cable or Wi-Fi/UPnP
  • Geotagging: adds location information to images when they are captured

Navigation

  • Built-in GPS: Nokia Maps with integrated GPS, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) support
  • All standard Nokia N82 Black sales packages will come with some local maps preloaded to the memory card
  • All standard Nokia N82 Black sales packages will have a minimum 3 day free navigation trial
  • Maps data available for over 150 countries, navigation supported for over 30 countries, 15 million location highlights

And it has a barcode scanner for mobile tagging.


Stourhead (Node) Explorer

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Two videos from YouTube on Node:

1. This one shows the nodeexplorer as the “Stourhead GPS Explorer”

2. Here is an example of a program for the nodeexplorer as “Stourhead GPS Explorer”. I like it, as it does not simply show the reality, but reconstructs the past.

More:

Press release: Node goes live at Stourhead Gardens

Site information: National Trust


GoCar – The storytelling GPS-moped

Friday, 30 November 2007

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(Picture: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc.)

The press kit says: “GoCAR is the world’s first computer guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that’s not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring San Francisco to life.”

(Video: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc., via Youtube.com)

A three-wheeler moped with navigation system and GPS-triggered audio guidance. The “storytelling car” seems to be fun. Started 2004 GoCars are meanwhile available at San Francisco, San Diego and Miami, franchisers for further cities are searched for. At a first glance unexpected, but at the second it is reasonable – GoCar is offering location-based advertisement:

“The GoCar becomes a trusted companion in an unfamiliar place; telling stories, pointing out landmarks, assisting our customers explore and enjoy a city adventure. Which is why we call the GoCar the Local on wheels. The GoCar can vocalize your business right as the GoCar drives by your premises delivering its unqiue personality. Not only do the pasengers get notified of your unique business proposition, but also bystanders who are naturally looking at the car as it talks about your premises.”

http://www.gocartours.com/pages/advertise.html

More videos from the GoCarEntrepreneurs:

(Videos: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc., via YouTube.com)


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


kitzbuehel.com with geotargeting

Thursday, 22 November 2007

The tourism board Kitzb├╝hel, Austria, has integrated a “geotargeting feature” into their website www.kitzbuehel.com, reports Tirol.com. The “geographical search engine” is using Google maps to enhance the search experience of users and to foster online bookings especially for smaller hotels, B&B with lower marketing budget.

The Service was provided by elements.at, Salzburg, Austria.

Kitzbuehel.com

Screenshot: Locative Media


Virtual NYC Tour

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Taher Baderkhan’s Mashup is cool – and his “Moving Maps” are equipped with “handmade” photos.

His blog: http://websitesandmore.blogspot.com

virtualnyctour.com
Screenshot: Locative Media