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What's Your Algorithmic Citizenship? | Citizen Ex
"Every time you connect to the internet, you pass through time, space, and law. Information is sent out from your computer all over the world, and sent back from there. This information is stored and tracked in multiple locations, and used to make decisions about you, and determine your rights. These decisions are made by people, companies, countries and machines, in many countries and legal jurisdictions. Citizen Ex shows you where those places are.

Your Algorithmic Citizenship is how you appear to the internet, as a collection of data extending across many nations, with a different citizenship and different rights in every place. One day perhaps we will all live like we do on the internet. Until then, there's Citizen Ex."


"Citizen Ex is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, which shows you where on the web you really are, and what that means."]
geolocation  identity  immigration  jamesbridle  internet  web  privacy  law  time  space  data  location  legal  extensions  browsers  chrome  safari  firefox  citizenship  browser 
june 2015 by robertogreco
I Know Where Your Cat Lives
"Welcome to today's internet—you can buy anything, every website is tracking your every move, and anywhere you look you find videos and images of cats. Currently, there are 15 million images tagged with the word "cat" on public image hosting sites, and daily thousands more are uploaded from unlimited positions on the globe.

I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that visualizes a sample of 1 million public pics of cats on a world map, locating them by the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata. The cats were accessed via publicly available APIs provided by popular photo sharing websites. The photos were then run through various clustering algorithms using a supercomputer at Florida State University in order to represent the enormity of the data source.

This project explores two uses of the internet: the sociable and humorous appreciation of domesticated felines, and the status quo of personal data usage by startups and international megacorps who are riding the wave of decreased privacy for all. This website doesn't visualize all of the cats on the net, only the ones that allow you to track where their owners have been.

Thanks for letting us be your cat fan headquarters; keep the pictures coming.

One final note, we’re currently running a kickstarter so everyone who loves this website can pitch in a little to pay for web hosting. The rewards includes beer koozies. Just saying!

Privacy Policy

Some things that are important for you to know:

• We do not store usernames.
• We do not share your information.
• We do not sell your information.


How did you get all the pictures?

It’s simple, really. But not so simple, really. We procured the images by running a query for public photos tagged with cats from the APIs provided by Flickr, Twitpic, Instagram, and a few others.

How can I remove my pictures?

You have the right to remove your pictures from this website. The way you would go about doing so is by increasing the privacy settings of the photos of your furry feline friends. Then within 30 days your photos will be gone from our site.

Do you really know where my cat lives?

They tend to roam... Every photo on this site was created and uploaded with the locational metadata intact by the original owners. With an estimated 7.8 meters accuracy, if you took a photo of your cat in your home you might find it near that location on the map, or you might not. Every cat we visualize could be accessed just as easily by searching popular photo sharing websites. So, no, we do not know where your cat lives, nor do we care.

What is the point of all this?

We set out on this adventure with a mission in mind: to point out the ease of access to data and photos on the web. We sought to showcase how readily available social media users’ information and snapshots are to the general public.

How did you build it?

HTML5, CSS3, Twitter Bootstrap 3, Javascript / jQuery, history.js, Google Map API, MarkerClustererPlus, MarkerWithLabel, PHP 5, MySQL, Apache, Python, SciPy K-means clustering"

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maps  mapping  pets  animals  geolocation  metadata  cats  privacy 
july 2014 by robertogreco
mapping cell phones - samy kamkar
"cell map exposes the data that Apple has been collecting from virtually all iPhone mobile devices, using them essentially as global wardriving and positioning machines.

Current research suggests that Apple's iPhone devices only store coordinates locally, however this cell data is actually transmitted back up to Apple multiple times a day, even if Location Services / GPS is turned OFF, allowing them to locate the cell phone as well as correlate the positions with Wi-Fi network information.

If you extract the cell tower information sent from the iPhone to Apple, you can enter it here and locate the physical location of the mobile phone, or try the demonstration phone by hitting "Locate" below.

You can also accurately locate iPhones based off of the wi-fi data sent by using my Wi-Fi Mapping tool."
api  apple  geolocation  iphone  samykamkar  maps  mapping  data 
december 2013 by robertogreco
you are here
"you are here is an experimental service to let people record opinions about where a place is and to publish those opinions as a free and open dataset. you are here is sort of like "geo-corrections as a service"."

"Now that you've got a latitude and longitude the website will fetch all of the places of a particular type that intersect that point. The current list of place types to choose from are: neighbourhoods, localities, aerotropolii, timezones. You can jump up and down the hierarchy of place types until you find something sounds right and then associate that spot on the planet with a unique Where on Earth (WOE) identifier for that place."
aaronstraupcope  geolocation  internet  maps  neighborhoods  cities  mapping  crowdsourcing  names  naming  placenames  geography  local 
april 2013 by robertogreco
Twitter's languages of New York mapped | News |
"Who speaks which language on Twitter in New York? This map by the imaginative UCL data team maps 8.5 million tweets, captured between January 2010 and February 2013. Thanks to the data analysis work of trendsmap It shows how Manhattan is the most multilingual area - with a particularly high concentration around the Theatre District and Times Square. Other areas, where tweet density is high - such as Newark, Jersey City and the Bronx - see a big drop off where it comes to the pure number of languages being spoken."
maps  mapping  language  languages  nyc  twitter  geolocation  infovis  infovisualization  2013 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer? - Arts & Lifestyle - The Atlantic Cities
"Ultimately, almost everything I have been making tries to take the dim, distant glimpse of the real world that we can see through data and magnify some aspect of it in an attempt to understand something about the structure of cities," he says. "I don't know if that comes through at all in the actual products, but it is what they are all building toward."

The 39-year-old Fischer, who lives in Oakland, developed his cartographic interest while at the University of Chicago, when he came across the windy city's 1937 local transportation plan. (It was a "clearly insane plan" to replace the transit system with a massive freeway network, he recalls.) Until a few weeks ago Fischer worked as a programmer at Google, gathering the data that guides his projects in his spare time.
twitter  flickr  exploratorium  chicago  sanfrancisco  transportation  dataviz  transit  bigdata  urbanism  urban  discovery  geolocation  geotagging  ericjaffe  cities  google  datavisualization  datavis  data  interviews  2012  mapping  maps  ericfischer  from delicious
august 2012 by robertogreco
"Writer and urbanist Brendan Crain writes about the role of new digital tools in preservation efforts. In the existing conflict between preserving buildings to slow the process of loss and the dynamic nature of people, digital layers can maintain a sense of urgency around long-passed events that lend the built environment much of its import."
2012  yelp  placemaking  place  london  nyc  digitalanthropology  geolocation  geotagging  streetmuseum  museumwithoutwalls  historypin  cultureNOW  junaio  layar  digitallayers  digital  socialmedia  history  curation  atemporality  storytelling  architecture  now  urbanism  urban  buildings  preservation  brendancrain  from delicious
february 2012 by robertogreco
"Edit Rich Narratives
*Mixed Media Editing: Texts, images, audios, videos and hyperlinks
*Multiple Interactive Layers: Manage unlimited story nodes
*Visual Storyboard: Edit your storyboard like a mind map

Connect Your Story To The Web
*Mash-up Ready: Mix YouTube videos and FlickR images
*Facebook & Twitter Friendly: Share your favorite sequences on social networks
*Custom Maps: Geolocalize your content

Publish Anywhere
*Quick Publishing: Automatically export your final edit
*Embedable Anywhere: Show your program on any webpage
*Tablet and Mobile Device Compatible: iOS player available this Spring"

[See this project example "Journey to the End of Coal": ]
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klynt  remixing  dailymotion  youtube  flickr  onlinetoolkit  twitter  facebook  geolocation  mapping  maps  storyboards  hypertext  audio  text  vimeo  cyoa  interactivedocumentary  webdoc  media  software  journalism  video  interactive  tools  multimedia  fiction  if  interactivefiction  filmmaking  remixculture  from delicious
february 2012 by robertogreco
Playmakers on Vimeo
"playmakers, a 35 minute documentary, is the culmination of a six month project following the progress of Hide&Seek; game designers Alex Fleetwood and Holly Gramazio through the development of a new game. The documentary was filmed over the first 6 months of 2009 and premiered at the Sheffield Documentary festival. Playmakers will be available to download and view on the 5th of May 2010.

Over the last 50 years play has become an increasingly private activity. Now it is bursting back onto our streets. playmakers explores the emerging area of pervasive games it examines the implications of reclaiming play into the public domain and shows the possibilities offered by new technologies.

Playmakers investigates four main themes:

Part 1: Play…

Part 2: Public space…

Part 3: Technology…

Part 4: Theatre/art…"

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blasttheory  simonevans  quentinstevens  paulinabozek  duncanspeakman  mattadams  simonjohnson  clarereddington  jackcase  thomasbrock  hollygramazio  alexfleetwood  hide&seek  art  theater  urbanplay  urbangames  parkour  social  urbanism  urban  legal  law  publicspace  fun  ubiquitousconnectivity  ubicomp  geolocation  geocaching  socialgames  gaming  via:chrisberthelsen  playmakers  play  games  rules  arg  pervasivegames  pervasive  2010  howardrheingold  michaelwesch  hide&seek;  from delicious
february 2012 by robertogreco
A Ship Adrift |
"A Ship Adrift takes the data from that weather station and applies it to an imaginary airship piloted by a lost, mad AI autopilot…

If the wind whips eastwards across the roof of the Southbank centre at 5mph, then the Ship Adrift floats five miles to the East. See the sharp tack the Ship made on the night of the 27th / 28th January? That’s the weather turning; the next day, we froze in London; a few days later, snow…

As the Ship drifts, it looks around itself. It doesn’t know where it is, but it is listening. It’s listening out for tweets and foursquare check-ins and posts on dating sites and geotagged Wikipedia articles and it is remembering them and it is trying to make something out of them. It is trying to understand.

The ship is lost, and I don’t know where it’s going. I don’t know what it’s going to learn, but I want to work with it to tell some stories. I want to build a system for cooperating with software and chance. There is no what or why or where or when…"

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web  internetofthings  geolocation  wikipedia  storytelling  foursquare  twitter  london  weather  data  shipadrift  jamesbridle  spimes  iot 
february 2012 by robertogreco
"Oterp is a mobile phone game project using a GPS sensor to manipulate music in real time, depending on the player's position on Earth. It generates new melodies when travelling. The objective of Oterp is to mix the reality of our everyday environment with a video game. This is a new way to imagine our movements in a society increasingly on the move and dependent on mobile interfaces."

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oterp  kevinlesur  antoninfourneau  gaming  games  rjdj  music  audio  gps  geolocation  geo  applications  ios  iphone  mobile  newmediaart 
january 2012 by robertogreco
elearnspace › A few simple tools I want edu-startups to build [Quote is just one of three tools discussed]
"Geoloqi for curriculum…it combines your location with information layers. For example, if you activate the Wikipedia layer, you’ll receive updates when you are in a vicinity of a site based on a wikipedia article. One of the challenges with traditional classroom learners is the extreme disconnect between courses and concepts. Efforts to connect across subject silos are minimal. However, connections between ideas and concepts amplifies the value of individual elements. If I’m taking a course in political history, receiving in-context links and texts when I’m near an important historical site would be helpful in my learning. Mobile devices are critical in blurring boundaries: virtual/physical worlds, formal/informal learning."
georgesiemens  stephendownes  geoloqi  geolocation  rss  email  grsshopper  visualization  2011  informallearning  learning  education  patternrecognition  sensemaking  connections  place  meaning  mobilelearning  atemporality  crossdisciplinary  interdisciplinarity  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  wikipedia  media  context  location  from delicious
october 2011 by robertogreco
Localmind - Know what's happening. Now.
"Localmind is a new service that allows you to send questions and receive answers about what is going on—right now—at places you care about."
mobile  phones  location  localmind  iphone  applications  geolocation  geography  local  services  ios  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
"Wanderlust is an experimental location-based storytelling platform.

You can use Wanderlust anywhere in the world, as long as you're in the right type of place.

To begin a story, you might need to be at a bar, restaurant, cafe, or airport. And if the story moves to another location, that's where you'll need to go.

It's a new way of telling stories.

How does it work?

We use Foursquare's database of locations around the world and combine it with your phone's GPS to work out where you are.

Wanderlust also uses JQuery Mobile so it works on any smartphone without installation.

Why do I need Twitter?

We use Twitter to keep track of where you are in a story, no matter what device you're using. We promise we won't send out any posts from your account without your permission, and we certainly won't spam you or pass on your details!"
storytelling  locative  geolocation  stories  classideas  location-based  iphone  applications  sixtostart  foursquare  twitter  webapps  ios  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
Only 66% Use Twitter Profile Location Field as Intended, Says PARC Research Study
"From the 34% who did not provide real location information, there were a number of trends spotted. One was that the field was often used to denote appreciation for a particular celebrity. Celebrities the researchers came across here included Britney Spears, the Jonas Brothers, Jedward and, of course, topping the charts with 61 users mentioning him, Justin Bieber.

Another common trend was using the location field to express a desire for keeping that information private through the use of phrasing like "not telling you," "none of your business," etc. Also frequenting this field were insults ("looking down on u people"), non-Earth locations ("outta space"), sexual content, jokes and even an expression about how much someone hated their current location. (for example, one user said he was from "redneck hell")."
twitter  privacy  geolocation  location  statistics  identity  via:migurski  from delicious
january 2011 by robertogreco
"SCVNGR is a game. Playing is simple: Go places. Do challenges. Earn points and unlock rewards! (Think free coffee!) Individuals and enterprises build on SCVNGR by adding challenges and rewards to their favorite places."
iphone  scavengerhunt  geogaming  scvngr  android  arg  location  learning  gaming  games  geography  geolocation  sms  gps  mobile  phones  classideas  maps  mapping  from delicious
september 2010 by robertogreco
Viva il Pesce | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Bookmarked for this: "This photo was taken on August 3, 2010 in a mysterious place with no name, using an Apple iPhone." [with map!]
maps  mapping  adamgreenfield  geography  geolocation  geotagging  flickr  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
"Crowdmap allows you to...<br />
<br />
1. Collect information from cell phones, news and the web.<br />
2. Aggregate that information into a single platform.<br />
3. Visualize it on a map and timeline."
crowdmap  mapping  maps  ushahidi  tools  visualization  mobile  phones  collaborative  communication  geolocation  emergency  crowdsourcing  aggregator  cartography  cloud  sms  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Ability Maps, #deaf Mayors and $1000 Strollers - Anil Dash
"In short, users label themselves with self-descriptive tags. Then they check in to venues as normal. The site that's tracking them aggregates their visited venues by tags, and allows maps (or simple search queries) by tags to show patterns or popular venues. Voila: An imperfect, but perfectly usable, map of the places that welcome people of all abilities. And nobody is individually trackable to the places that they hang out."
accessibility  anildash  unintendedconsequences  technology  mobile  maps  collaboration  community  userexperience  geolocation  design  geo  ada  tagging  selftagging  usability  disabilities  disability  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
noah | networked organisms and habitats
"Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere."
animals  biodiversity  iphone  crowdsourcing  biology  environment  database  ecology  education  nature  mobile  mapping  data  wildlife  science  plants  network  geo  geolocation  applications  ios 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Does Privacy on Facebook, Google, and Twitter Even Matter? | Fast Company
"These infrequent privacy blowups are actually a sideshow to a much bigger trend. We don't give a flying tweet about privacy. If we did, why are we willingly geotagging photos, telling friends when we're at our favorite restaurant, and revealing so many other once-private details of our lives? Run into the rare Flickr photo restricted to friends and family, or a private Twitter account, and only one thought comes to mind: This person doesn't get it. If we truly cared deeply about preserving a private sphere, none of these phenomenally popular Web services could exist. ... The lesson here is striking: Control matters. Privacy doesn't. And as long as we're secure in the knowledge that whatever cool, new Web toy can be turned off, we're fine letting the world peer deeper and deeper into our lives."
privacy  web  online  google  googlebuzz  facebook  geolocation  behavior  internet  trends  twitter  control  geotagging 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Trees Near You
"Trees Near You helps you learn about more than 500,000 trees that live on New York City sidewalks. For any area of the city, from block to borough, you can see the different species that live there, and measure the environmental (and monetary!) benefits that these trees provide.

Trees Near You was created by Brett Camper using street tree census data publicly released by the city government, and won a Best Application Honorable Mention in the NYC BigApps competition."
iphone  applications  maps  mapping  trees  nyc  geolocation  gis  opendata  mobile  cartography  urban  environment  nature  ios 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Cell phones show human movement predictable 93% of the time
"Most customers seemed to stick to the same small area, a radius of six miles or less, but there were a few callers that regularly traveled areas of a radius of hundreds of miles. It would seem that the cell phone users who traveled the least would be the most predictable in their movements, but the authors found this to be untrue. All users were roughly equally predictable, regardless of the size of their typical traveled region. Everyone seemed to have a set area that they rarely left, and that area was always traveled in a very regular way—even the jet-setters appear to rarely deviate from their travel patterns."
psychology  geolocation  gps  mobile  behavior  movement  patterns  data  phones  brain  travel 
february 2010 by robertogreco
KrazyDad » Mayor of the North Pole
"I’ve been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week. I didn’t mean to start the week this way. Most of my friends know me as a responsible father who occasionally plays piano at local open mics, and makes puzzles.

Last Sunday, while checking into the Hill Street Cafe in Burbank using the foursquare iPhone app, I idly wondered, “Can I become the mayor of the North Pole?” So I tried checking into a nearby 7-Eleven. It worked. I tried the Griffith Observatory about 5 miles away. It worked. I tried Disneyland, which is about an hour away. It didn’t work, but I now had an afternoon hacking project.

When I got home, I looked to see if foursquare had an api. They did. So I found a venue that was close to the North Pole, the “Top of the World” hotel in Barrow Alaska, and checked myself into it."
foursquare  geolocation  social  via:migurski  hacks  hacking  api  play  scripts  fake  twitter 
february 2010 by robertogreco
We Can Play Our Cities Like Instruments - D.U.S. - Design Under Sky
"The city becomes a useful digital playground of information. Cities would be designed to allow for citizen environment manipulation. Controlled from your phone turned remote control, transportation, dinner reservations are queued to your exact needs, a personal ambient soundtrack is sent through airwaves as you walk through the street.
urban  ubicomp  cities  locative  location-based  location-aware  geolocation  ambient  ambientawareness  sound  audio  immersion  landscape  design  experience  vurb 
february 2010 by robertogreco
WorldCat Mobile -- Search libraries from your phone []
"# Search for library materials—Enter search terms such as keywords, author or title
mobile  worldcat  iphone  libraries  cataloging  catalogs  geolocation  library  search  books 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Urban Architects
"Services like Twitter, Foursquare, and are changing the way I use the city and I am certain they are changing the way many of us use the cities we live in. And we are just at the very beginning. Think about what happens when we get true augmented reality services on our phones. Think about what happens when we get real social networking services on our phones. Think about what happens when we get new interfaces on our phones that don't require us to be looking down and typing when we we are out and about.

This is an area, the intersection between mobile, local, and urban life, that we are particularly excited about. You can see it in our portfolio and you'll be seeing more of it soon. If you are working in this area, please come talk to us."
urbanplanning  fredwilson  ubicomp  urban  socialsoftware  socialmedia  geography  geolocation  architecture  twitter  fours  planning  mobile  cities  socialnetworking  gaming 
september 2009 by robertogreco
"BlockChalk is the voice of your neighborhood. Use it to talk to anyone, about anything.

It's anonymous, there's no sign-up and nothing to install (it runs entirely in your iPhone's browser). You can read more about it on our blog."
iphone  local  location  gps  hyperlocal  geolocation  digitalgraffiti  location-based  community  mobile  messaging  sandiego  ios  applications 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Snarkmarket: Tracking Your Ideas, in Time and Space, With the iPhone
"So, here’s the hack: a simple iPhone-optimized page that’s nothing but a big text field. It’s a Notes substitute. But here’s what’s cool:
iphone  webapps  notetaking  snarkmarket  location  google  geolocation  notes  ideas 
july 2009 by robertogreco
YouTube - Nearest Tube Augmented Reality App for iPhone 3GS from acrossair [see also:]
"acrossair, the makers of the iPhone app bring you Nearest Tube one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. Forget boring 2D tube maps! Try this amazing new application that tells Londoners where their nearest tube station is via their iPhones video function.
augmentedreality  iphone  applications  location  geolocation  underground  london  gps  compass  via:blackbeltjones  ios  ar 
july 2009 by robertogreco
More Geo-Games: Ship Simulator on Google Earth - O'Reilly Radar
"Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog just posted about Ships, a new ship simulation plugin that uses the API ( Frank's movie review). It's one of the Plugins he's going to dissect in his Google Earth workshop at Where 2.0 tomorrow (use whr09rdr for 20% off that last-minute registration)." See also:
games  googlemaps  simulation  geolocation  googleearth  ships  navigation  maps  mapping  simulations 
may 2009 by robertogreco
PosiMotion - Here You Go... G-Park Information
"G-Park in three easy steps: 1. Park your car and hit the Park Me! button. 2. Get lost. 3. Hit the Where Did I Park? button. Brings up Google maps and creates turn-by-turn directions that will take you right back to your car! G-Park also provides an easy-to-use interface for additional details."
iphone  applications  parking  geolocation  maps  mapping  directions  location  ios 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Sparrow - iPhone Location Updater for Fire Eagle and Twitter
"Sparrow is the simplest way to update your location on iPhone. With one tap, you can tell Fire Eagle and Twitter exactly where you are. No other iPhone app does so little, so well. Check-in with Sparrow, and get on with your life."
fireeagle  twitter  iphone  applications  geodata  yahoo  geolocation  mapping  geotagging  location  mobile  gps  via:preoccupations  ios 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Exporting the past into the future, or, “The Possibility Jelly lives on the hypersurface of the present” « Magical Nihilism
"I’m still convinced that hereish-and-soonish/thereish-and-thenish are the grain we need to be exploring rather than just connecting a network of the pulsing ‘blue-dot’."
location  locative  location-based  geolocation  dopplr  serendipity  spacetime  precision  gps  design  space  socialsoftware  interaction  mattjones  fireeagle  place  time  latitude  herish  nowish  future  past  present  hereandnow 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Parallel Kingdom - GPS MMORPG for your cell phone
"Parallel Kingdom brings new meaning to Role Playing Games by using GPS to place the virtual world on top of the real world."
games  gaming  mobile  android  applications  community  maps  iphone  mapping  augmented  mmorpg  metaverse  google  location  locative  gps  geolocation  mmo  mmog  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Beyond Latitude: 4 Innovative Location-Based Apps - ReadWriteWeb
"Google's Latitude was not the first location-based service on the market by any means. Here at RWW, we've been fans of other mobile social networking applications like Loopt and Brightkite as well as location-aware Twitter clients like Twinkle among others. So of course when we ran across some other smaller location-based services, we had to take a look. Each of the services listed below are doing something innovative that goes beyond Google's current offering. We just wish more people knew about them." Bliin, Toaí, Parallel Kingdom, and Radar
mobile  iphone  applications  latitude  radar  location-based  geolocation  geocoding  google  location  maps  geotagging  mapping  gps  bliin  toaí  parallelkingdom  android  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
New tools for the street: Radar for the iPhone - Boing Boing
"There are a hundred iPhone apps that let you find a nearby Italian restaurant. And that's great -- finding a nearby restaurant is a useful function. But I think a lot of us want something more out of the geo-web; we want the grain and the serendipity of human conversations and gossip to help us explore physical space."
stevenjohnson  applications  iphone  geolocation  location  community  local  hyperlocal  media  news  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Mapping Maps
"My definition of a map has once again broadened significantly in recent Colombo, Sri Lanka...two blocks from the site of a bombing of a school that killed several children. It was a pretty street in a 'good' part of town and had every sign of being a safe place. A guard directed traffic. The air was fragrant with the smell of jasmine. Parents walked children dressed in crisp white uniforms home from school. Nothing about the place suggested violence. I looked at the location on a (local) map and still found no sign that this might have happened. I find myself thinking once again about narrative and about the multiplicity of attachments and meaning that people around the world form to places through living in, remembering, and imagining them. How might the resident of Colombo map this experience into all of the other meanings of place and identity? A map might not hold all of the answers but it remains a powerful tool to remember stories that might otherwise be forgotten."
maps  mapping  nationalgeographic  geography  geolocation  identity  place  narrative 
january 2009 by robertogreco
I Am Here: One Man's Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle
"To test whether I was being paranoid, I ran a little experiment. On a sunny Saturday, I spotted a woman in Golden Gate Park taking a photo with a 3G iPhone. Because iPhones embed geodata into photos that users upload to Flickr or Picasa, iPhone shots can be automatically placed on a map. At home I searched the Flickr map, and score -- a shot from today. I clicked through to the user's photostream and determined it was the woman I had seen earlier. After adjusting the settings so that only her shots appeared on the map, I saw a cluster of images in one location. Clicking on them revealed photos of an apartment interior -- a bedroom, a kitchen, a filthy living room. Now I know where she lives."
mathewhonan  mapping  twitter  fireeagle  geotagging  geolocation  socialnetworking  iphone  gps  mobile-computing  mobile  internet  web  culture  etiquette  android  location  privacy  mobility  location-aware  lifestream 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: pirates and scalpels
"These are the maps I create daily. They’re pirate maps – simple maps that have just the information I need to get somewhere. I’ve learnt that what’s most important for me are roads and roadnames. Often I’ll be using these with google maps on my phone – matching the flashing blue dot and roads with the map. Actually – I’ve very forgetful, and I’ll leave them in the hotel. Luckily, as I’ve said before, the learning is in the making."
chrisheathcote  papercamp  piratemaps  papernet  hacking  mapping  maps  mapmaking  cartography  travel  geolocation  guidebooks  books  cv  learning  wayfaring  orientation  making  diy 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Living In the Donut Hole
"Cities long ago stopped being defined by the walls that surround(ed) them. There is probably no better place in the world to see this than Barcelona which first burst out of its Old City with the construction of the Example at the end of the 19th century and then again, after the wars, pushed further out towards the hills and rivers that surround it. ... But maybe we should also map the neighbourhoods that aren’t considered the immediate children of a city but which overlap its boundaries. What if you could call an API method to return the list or the shape of a place’s “cousins”? What could that tell us about a place?"
maps  mapping  flickr  neighborhoods  geodata  place  cities  boundaries  via:migurski  shapes  geolocation  emergence  politicalvsperceptual  agitpropproject  the2837university  shapefiles  aaronstraupcope 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Hyperlinking the Real World - ReadWriteWeb
"This project goes beyond today's mapping applications like Google's Street View, for example, which first identifies your location either via GPS or triangulation and then shows you pictures of that area. Instead, MOBVIS actually lets you "see" the world through your mobile phone. This is computer vision, or rather, mobile vision."
augmentedreality  maps  location  location-based  geolocation  urbanism  mobile  mobvis  readwriteweb  trends  ar 
january 2009 by robertogreco
News & Culture in Silicon Valley | Technology News: Geowanking
"a group of high-tech map enthusiasts whose areas of expertise range from making customizable web maps (often built out of polygons) and geolocation software to map-based online storytelling and handheld devices that provide information about your environ
geocoding  geowanking  maps  mapping  location  location-based  humor  neologisms  annaleenewitz  webapps  geolocation  storytelling 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Sense Networks
"Sense Networks, Inc. indexes the real world using real-time and historical location data for predictive analytics across multiple industries."
mobile  phones  geotagging  gps  geocoding  data  location  location-based  location-aware  locative  mapping  datamining  maps  statistics  sensors  sensing  aggregator  realtime  privacy  geolocation  tracking 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Citysense - Powered by Sense Networks - "Citysense was built to show you where the action is, right now."
"Using a billion points of GPS and WiFi positioning data from the last few years – plus real-time feeds – Citysense sees S.F. from above and puts the top live hotspots in your hand. You don't even need to sign up, just go to on your Blac
mobile  social  visualization  maps  mapping  iphone  sanfrancisco  aggregator  ubicomp  ubiquitous  geolocation  geotagging  gps  citysense  blackberry  bayarea  geography  data  location-based  locative  statistics  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  urbancomputing  urbanism  urban  travel  socialmedia  local 
june 2008 by robertogreco
pachube :: connecting environments, patching the planet - Map of feeds
"Welcome to Pachube, a service that enables people to tag and share real time environmental data from objects, devices and spaces around the world. The key aim is to facilitate interaction between remote environments, both physical and virtual."
sensors  environment  maps  data  ubicomp  aggregator  geotagging  geolocation  nature  geography  usmanhaque  location  interactive  ecology  arduino  blogjects  spimes  mapping 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Gamers turn cities into a battleground - 12 June 2005 - New Scientist
"But ultimately, urban games may encourage a generation of console geeks to get off the sofa. "I have literally run around a park interacting with virtual creatures," says Hilton. "I'm going to have to get seriously fit if I want to develop one game I'm w
urban  location  mobile  augmentedreality  arg  gaming  games  play  urbanism  mososo  pervasive  interactive  geolocation  gps  cities  technology  phones  ar 
june 2008 by robertogreco
"Buddyping is a whole new way of keeping in touch with people using your mobile. It enables you to pinpoint the location of your mates and invite them to join you if they are nearby."
mobile  phones  geography  geolocation  location  locative  location-based  awareness  ambientintimacy  socialsoftware  social  context-awareness  socialnetworks  socialnetworking 
may 2008 by robertogreco
"Location-based social networking - Discover who visits your favorite places. See where your friends are and what they're up to, in real time. Meet people around you. Reveal your location, befriend, & chat with people around you.
brightkite  bikes  socialnetworking  notifications  mobile  phones  mobility  location  location-based  locative  awareness  proximity  communication  email  gps  im  services  sms  social  networks  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  geolocation  messaging  webapp  community  iphone  geotagging  twitter  tumblr  hyperlocal 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Enkin: navigation reinvented
"new handheld navigation concept...displays location-based content in unique way that bridges gap between reality & classic map-like representations...combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services and a novel user interf
android  google  geolocation  geotagging  visualization  location  location-based  locative  maps  navigation  wayfinding  gps  software  handheld  mobile  phones  embedded  mapping 
april 2008 by robertogreco
SENSEable City
"increasing deployment of sensors & hand-held electronics...allowing new approach to study of built environment...way we describe & understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them & impact on physical structure
mit  architecture  urban  design  technology  visualization  research  megacities  ubicomp  ubiquitous  programming  sensing  semanticweb  urbancomputing  surveillance  simulations  psychogeography  globalization  location-aware  location  locative  mapping  maps  geography  geolocation  datavisualization  data  culture  space  environment  interaction  interactive  interface  landscape  mobile  demographics 
april 2008 by robertogreco
OpenSpime - project of WideTag Inc, technology infrastructure company providing hardware & software solutions for open Internet of Things
"Our technology enables individuals and corporations to better understand their environment, through the use of a series of GPS-enabled sensors. We provide a set of open APIs and communication protocols to manage the data collected."
geolocation  gps  spimes  rfid  sensors  climatechange  internet  network  hardware  brucesterling  ambient  location  locative  location-based  monitoring  everyware  future  ubicomp  ubiquitous  visualization  mobile  carbon  via:timo 
april 2008 by robertogreco
MapJack - Your City Online
"Jack may look like an ordinary guy, but he sure gets around, with the help of us of course -- a small team dedicated to high quality Immersive Street-Side Imagery, and bringing mass coverage online."
search  mapping  maps  locative  sanfrancisco  googlemaps  travel  streetview  panorama  geolocation  virtualworlds  visualization  virtualization  virtual  streets 
march 2008 by robertogreco
The New Cartographers -- In These Times
:For some, mapping has become a vibrant new language—a way to interpret the world, find like-minded folks and make fresh, sometimes radical, perspectives visible. For others, maps portend threats to privacy and freedom of movement."
cartography  mapping  maps  Geography  visualization  gs  trends  psychogeography  geolocation  googlemaps  gps  surveillance  technology  locative  culture  grassroots 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Fire Eagle
"Secure & stylish way to share your location w/ sites & services online while giving you unprecedented control over your data & privacy. We're here to make whole web respond to your location & help you to discover more about world around you."
fireeagle  yahoo  location  location-based  geography  geotagging  geolocation  gps  mapping  maps  software  tomcoates  webapps  webdev  location-aware  locative  api  webdesign 
march 2008 by robertogreco
TUAW Responds: iPhone LoJack - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
"It's a command-line program that returns the location of the cell phone tower nearest to your iPhone. When run, it tells you the tower id, plus its latitude and longitude courtesy of Google Maps."
iphone  security  applications  twitter  geocoding  geolocation  gps  webapps  location  hacking  hacks  lojack  ios 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Orange Cone: Firefox 3 Places: Geotagging Browser History and the Site Diet
"The idea is to use Firefox 3's new Places bookmarking and history service to store the location of where a web page was viewed, and to allow users to sort their history based on location in addition to time and alphabetically (the two current options)."
places  firefox  geocoding  geolocation  location  locative  awareness  bookmarking  via:migurski 
february 2008 by robertogreco
IN-duce: DE-duce
"This is a repository for all those mobile phone games using GPS or cell towers signals. I combined and reworked other lists to add most location based (or augmented reality) mobile games I could find info on."
location-based  arg  mososo  locative  mapping  mobile  gps  mobility  participatory  videogames  urban  urbanism  ubiquitous  everyware  games  gaming  phones  interactive  immersive  pervasive  gamedesign  geolocation  location 
october 2007 by robertogreco
"HP Labs are moving beyond personal navigation: we are expanding the world around us with a simple tool that builds compelling interactive experiences that you control as you move from place to place."

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may 2007 by robertogreco

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