I spoke to Peter Batty last week at GIS in the Rockies and he tipped me off that he’d be making an announcement this week that would essentially end his “vacation”. So today it appears that Peter has lifted the lid off the announcement and launched Spatial Networking – start up that will focus on location related apps and social networks… think locr metts twitter meets grazr meets flickr meets platial etc… you get the idea (that’s from me, not Peter!) Anyway, best of luck to Peter and his new crew… perhaps Peter and I can discuss the new venture at a Rockies game before the season ends! See Peter’s Blog announcement here and see also http://www.spatialnetworking.com
Archives for September 19, 2007
An iPhone GPS hack? Well, if you check out gizmondo it appears that way! This blog thread discusses how the free Navizon GPS app was installed on the iPhone and enables geopositioning and navigation on the iPhone – check it out and let me know if it works for you! See http://www.navizon.com/FullFeatures.htm
I just returned from Denver where I took in the Autodesk Realize Your Possibilities event – a travelling roadshow put on by Autodesk staff. The event served to inform users and would-be users about the possibilities brought about by using the latest apps – in my case, I took in the Geospatial track which looked at the GIS solutions – AutoCAD Map 3D, Raster Design, MapGuide, and Design Review.
Some of the coolest features available to users of the AutoCAD Map 3D solution include:
– fast data access enabled via the FDO technology – we saw a 1.5 GB image draw, redraw etc.. in seconds – on a normal laptop!
– simple output to DWF or publish to the web – author and serve to MapGuide session in seconds
– viewing DWF within the free AutoCAD design review enabling layers, redlines, measure tools, geographic coordinates, view attributes, and even plug-in a GPS!
– native read/write of multiple data formats include ESRI
– simple command access and access to GIS data analysis tools (ie. fast query building, thematic map production, and output)
I could go on but I’ll have to wait till I pour over my notes and handouts. Nice job to Pete Southwood or Autodesk (aka. the Male version of Lynn Allen!)
Let me leave you with some useful weblinks:
Erik over at LiveLook has share details of a very cool mashup that they’ve developed.. enter LiveLook. This application uses the Google Maps API to mashup and present the location of webcams that are near you. By default it locates you (I assume based on IP) although you can optionally specify a region by city name etc… Check it out at http://livelook.com/