kevan + gps   23

The Graffiti Code Breaker | DiscoverMagazine.com
"To keep tabs on new members looking to make a name for themselves, officers can manually annotate images in GARI to document taggers’ names. From there, linking real names to aliases and seeing where else the names show up can indicate where particular gang members operate or live."
graffiti  crime  police  technology  gps 
january 2018 by kevan
The Land of the Free: How Virtual Fences Will Transform Rural America - The Atlantic
"Well, you can get on your laptop, right then and there, and program the polygon that contains your cows to move spatially and temporally over the landscape to this 'better location'."
cows  gps  illusions 
august 2014 by kevan
ReadWrite – Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Busted: The First Of Many?
From the original thread: "Apparently sitting near a police station for about 5 minutes with a GPS view of the surrounding area with little blue blips on the screen is a red flag."
games  gps  illusions  police 
january 2013 by kevan
Geotagging poses security risks | Article | The United States Army
"When a new fleet of helicopters arrived with an aviation unit at a base in Iraq, some Soldiers took pictures on the flightline, he said. From the photos that were uploaded to the Internet, the enemy was able to determine the exact location of the helicopters inside the compound and conduct a mortar attack, destroying four of the AH-64 Apaches."
internet  gps  war 
march 2012 by kevan
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
"Most people don't realize that the action of automatic geotagging takes place on [any picture taken with] their smart phones, either because it is enabled by default, not exposed the user as an option, or was asked and then forgotten."
gps  photography  twitter  surveillance  secrets 
august 2010 by kevan
The Reverse Geocache Puzzle | Arduiniana
"Let's assume, then, that they go outside and push the button again. This time the series of messages is different: This is attempt 2 of 50. Distance 391km. Access Denied. Powering off..."
puzzles  gps  arduino  france  via:jodi 
november 2009 by kevan
Deleted Scenes << Pervasive Games: Theory and Design
"The tech appendix, or actually The Technological Enablers of Pervasive Games provides a rough overview on the current state of the art of positioning, proximity recognition, and wireless communication technologies useful in staging pervasive games. This was cut out as we predict that it is the part that dates the fastest."
pervasive  games  design  technology  gps  rfid 
september 2009 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Technology | Mobile data show friend networks
"The researchers were able to guess from the mobile data alone, with 95% accuracy, if any given pair of users were friends. "
phones  society  surveillance  gps 
august 2009 by kevan
Can You See Me Now? | The Game
"Players are dropped at random locations into a virtual map of the streets around the Centro Parraga in Murcia. Tracked by satellites, Blast Theory's runners appear online next to your player. Situated in the real city, handheld computers showing the position of online players guide the runners in tracking you down." Running for the next hour, and again over the weekend.
games  cities  simulation  gps 
february 2009 by kevan
BUTTONS: Between Blinks & Buttons
"The camera memorizes only the time and starts to continuously search on the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment. [...] After a few minutes or hours, depending on how soon someone else shares their photo on the web, an image will appear on the screen."
photography  techology  gps 
october 2008 by kevan
PigeonBlog
"PigeonBlog enlists homing pigeons to participate in a grassroots scientific data gathering initiative designed to collect and distribute information about air quality conditions to the general public."
pigeons  air  pollution  technology  gps 
august 2008 by kevan
cityofsound: The street as platform
"[In] imagining the scene below, via a kind of narrative, it's still remarkable to even sketchily consider how much data is already around us, and is near-invisible to traditional urban planning perspectives."
cities  design  gps  secrets  surveillance  technology  society 
february 2008 by kevan
The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online
"Elahi's site is the perfect alibi. Or an audacious art project. Or both. The Bangladeshi-born American says the US government mistakenly listed him on its terrorist watch list - and once you're on, it's hard to get off."
surveillance  technology  gps  terrorism  police  photos  via:collision 
october 2007 by kevan
BBC NEWS | HGVs told to ignore sat-nav guide
"The area was reportedly peaceful until the popularity of satellite navigation devices - which list the lane as a link road - increased. The signs, put up last November, read: 'No wide vehicles. Do not follow sat nav. Very narrow lane.'"
transport  signs  gps  delusions 
august 2007 by kevan
YouTube - First Video - Show Me the Way (to Go Home)
First video of a spoken-direction project I collaborated on for a Tokyo art exhibition. It's either at the Ginza Art Laboratory or the Koiwa Project Space, I'm not sure which.
creations  art  travel  language  videos  gps 
july 2007 by kevan
Xinhua - "Seeing shoes" threaten guide dogs' jobs
"Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University say the glasses and shoes, which have a built-in computer, detect objects within close proximity through echo location then send a vibrating warning to the wearer."
clothes  technology  gps  sound  eyes 
august 2006 by kevan
Bikely - Discover and share your favorite bicycle routes
"It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel [to] a new destination. But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way."
maps  gps  transport 
august 2006 by kevan
Wohlfahrt EDV - GPS-Navigator Manual
"GPS based navigation- and positioning-software for the Sony Ericsson P800/P900/P910 and Motorola A925/A1000 mobile phones." I'm dabbling with GPS at the moment. Good use of the scrollwheel, able to take any map as an image, it all seems quite elegant.
gps  phones  software 
july 2006 by kevan
Bio Mapping - Christian Nold
"The [tool] allows the wearer to record their Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is a simple indicator of emotional arousal in conjunction with their geographical location. This can be used to plot a map that highlights points of high and low arousal."
maps  gps  brains  technology  via:mindhacks 
may 2006 by kevan
USC Interactive Media Division - Mobile
Mobile-phone-based zombie drill. "MobZombies is a zombie-fleeing game where a player's movement controls an avatar in the game space. Players run away from virtual zombies by really running."
games  gps  phones  zombies  maps  via:holly 
august 2005 by kevan
Monopoly Live :: Rules
Gambling on the drop-off destinations of six GPS-fitted taxis. "Every time one of the other cabs stops outside one of your properties, you get paid rent. Any time your cabbie lands on a property you don't own, you pay up."
games  board  london  gps  via:foe 
june 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - The speedy way to capture a city
Building three-dimensional city maps from photographs, laser-measuring and GPS, for tourism or war. "Soldiers can keep up with changes to the cityscape, such as new barricades or destroyed buildings."
maps  technology  war  tourism  gps 
may 2005 by kevan
Psiloc Mobile Solutions - miniGPS
Software to teach your phone to recognise and respond to transmitters - change your ringtone when at work, ring an alarm when your train nears a particular station, etc.
maps  phones  surveillance  technology  gps 
june 2004 by kevan

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