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The Realities of Installing iBeacon to Scale - BKM TECH
Really good article on the realities of installing iBeacons, and, secondarily, the way you develop your own internal processes just to solve workflow. I liked the trolly; I felt for the BKM very much as I read this.
design  location  ibeacons  installation  galleries  museums  oof 
november 2015 by infovore
Where the F**k Was I? (A Book) | booktwo.org
"This is an atlas, then, made by that other nature, seen through other eyes. But those eyes have been following me, unseen and without permission, and thus I consider provoking breach a necessary act." This is good.
book  location  privacy  mapping  breach  robots 
june 2011 by infovore
The Nile, just south of San Francisco « Snarkmarket
"It’s an old “Paramount Studio map of California’s geographical facsimiles”—that is, places that can stand in for other places.

Siberia! Switzerland! Africa! What a state!"
maps  geography  film  cinema  location  psychogeography 
may 2010 by infovore
trails - Intuitive GPS tracking on the iPhone
"Trails is the first GPS iPhone app that allows you to record, import and export tracks onto your iPhone." Also, it's not *too* battery intensive, has a really well thought-out UI, and wasn't too expensive. Very nice.
gps  tracklogging  gpx  kml  location  geotagging  iphone  app 
december 2009 by infovore
scraplab — “A world and a life in which you are always the centre of the map”
"On my todo list still is an evil twin of iamnear, designed to be difficult and disorientating in use, but rewarding in unexpected ways should you persevere with it. As Kevin Slavin recently said in his talk at the BLDGBLOG book launch: “a world and a life in which you are always the centre of the map… fuck that”."
geo  place  location  selfcentered  dissonace  kevinslavin  maps  tomtaylor  iamnear 
july 2009 by infovore
scraplab : clarke - an os x fire eagle updater
"...to prove I could, I made a small desktop application. It’s called Clarke. It’s really not very exciting — don’t get your hopes up. It’s just a toolbar thing that sits there, quietly, using Skyhook’s API to triangulate your location from nearby wifi points, pushing it to Fire Eagle. Yes, it’s YAFEU (Yet Another Fire Eagle Updater)." Tom makes Proper Software. He is smart.
osx  application  fireeagle  location 
may 2009 by infovore
graphpaper.com - Who Watches the Watchman?
"I find the watchclock fascinating not simply because it’s a kind of steampunk GPS, a wind-up mechanical location-awareness technology. I’m further fascinated at how this holistic system of watchclocks, keys, guards, and supervisors succeeded so completely in creating a method of behavioral control such that a human being’s movements can be precisely planned and executed, hour after hour and night after night, with such a high degree of reliability that almost a century goes by before anyone thinks of ways of improving the system as originally conceived." Fantastic.
design  watchclock  location  tracking  behaviour  metrics  mechanics  clockwork 
may 2009 by infovore
tiara.org » Blog Archive » Foursquare, Locative Media, and Prescriptive Social Software - Part One
"Locative social media is especially interesting because it directly affects how people move through the city. It can be terrifically fun and useful for people who fit its prescribed social model." This kind of proscription (or encouragement) of behaviour is interesting, and I think there are a variety of ways to do it "sensibly". And: how did you expand the group of "people who fit its prescribed social model"? Small changes of behaviour, amongst larger groups, are much, much more interesting.
social  play  games  location  place  casual  foursquare  locative  socialsoftware 
april 2009 by infovore
Exporting the past into the future, or, “The Possibility Jelly lives on the hypersurface of the present” « Magical Nihilism
"Warning - this is a collection of half-formed thoughts, perhaps even more than usual." They seem pretty well-formed to me, even if the blogpost is a dense infoburst. Lots of solid gold in here, worth reading twice, slowly, and thinking on. And then working out what the conclusions are.
socialsoftware  space  place  mattjones  location  time  thoughts  proximity  resolution 
february 2009 by infovore
scraplab : hereish, nowish
"Red dot fever enforces a precision into your design that the rest must meet to feel coherent. There’s no room for the hereish, nowish, thenish and soonish. The ‘good enough’." Dingdingding. +5 points to Taylor, as usual. Place, not location.
tomtaylor  geo  error  location  place  vague  hereish 
february 2009 by infovore
Докторрр ин дер ролле Fima_Psuchopadt (с) - 65 лет назад была снята блокада Ленинграда
65 years since the end of the siege of Leningrad, this LJ post shows photographs from the late 1940s merged with images of the location in the present. All are striking; some are very sad. Great contextualisation, though.
photography  russia  history  location  photoshop  war  leningrad  merged 
january 2009 by infovore
http://boundaries.tomtaylor.co.uk/
"Uses the Flickr shapefiles to show you where the world thinks its neighbours are." Damnit I wish Tom would stop magicking up awesomeness all the time.
geo  location  geolocative  flickr  bounadries  woe  places  geography  psychogeography  maps 
november 2008 by infovore
geotag-lightroom-plugin - Google Code
"This project installs menu items into the Adobe Lightroom interface that allows photos to be tagged with geographic information through the Lightroom interface."
gps  gpx  location  plugin  lightroom  metadata  photography 
october 2008 by infovore
dunbar's dungeon (tecznotes)
"As the population of the system grows, everyone's personal horizons begin to shrink. With enough people, eventually you're talking to the people right in your neighborhood. To get a message to someone across the country, you might lie about your location, or ask that it be passed on, Milgram-style." Filtering by proximity in a restrictive - but potentially more useful - manner. Interesting.
michalmigurski  geo  location  geolocative  messaging  communication  filtering 
october 2008 by infovore
Geo Spidering » Blog » tomtaylor.co.uk
"The technology will probably improve, but in lieu of the promised emergent web AI, we need to build more small tools, more games to bootstrap datasets, and more simple ways of encouraging people to play their part in the semantic web without ever having to explain what it is." tt++.
geo  location  scraping  semantics  tools  small  little  data  parsing  tomtaylor 
october 2008 by infovore
geoblogomatic
"The Geoblogomatic is little machine that turns blogs into maps. It's in beta" "If you have a blog about places, or things in places, the Geoblogomatic can make a map of your blog posts." Awesome. Another fun thing from Tom.
geo  location  blogs  locative  maps 
october 2008 by infovore
Tom Hume: Going mobile
"Battery life, intermittent connectivity, input constraints, context of use... all different, all unavoidable, all vital to consider when going mobile."
mobile  design  interaction  mobility  location  context  constraint 
july 2008 by infovore
Adobe - Developer Center : The invisible city: Design in the age of intelligent maps
"...the act of mapping is itself a process of analysis, discovery, and design. It is a process of finding and giving meaning to information, of contextualizing information, and of developing new understandings of the places represented."
design  mapping  geo  location  cartography  adobe 
july 2008 by infovore
Garmin Edge 305 Cycle GPS Computer
GPS for cycling with time-attack and training modes; lets you race against yourself (or virtual competitors) over time, and track progress on the PC-based training application.
playful  play  exercise  games  gps  location  cycling  training  sportsillustrated 
june 2008 by infovore
KOKOGIAK - Google Maps - Long Drives
"I set out to find the longest distance for which Google Maps would give Driving Directions. Now that they've shut down the fun "swim the Atlantic" feature, things have changed a bit."
geo  location  mapping  directions  roads  world  geography  googlemaps 
may 2008 by infovore
Graticule
"Graticule is a geocoding API for looking up address coordinates and performing distance calculations. It supports many popular APIs."
ruby  gem  plugin  geo  geocoding  location  development  programming 
february 2008 by infovore
booktwo.org Notebook » Under the brown fog of a winter dawn
"Literature is inescapably intertwined with our everyday environment. By making this visible, we can encourage and spread it, and send it in new and exciting directions."
writing  literature  gps  location  locative  art  culture 
september 2007 by infovore

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