Archives for October 2010
TVS Mobile, an application and web service from TranLoc is one of those services that makes me say WOW! It has all the ingredients, it’s simple, useful, mobile, and provides useful, real time information that makes our lives better. Here’s a first-hand look at the application running on iPhone 3GS – see more details in this article
Allow me to share a tip about a cool, new mobile app for iPhone – Instagram. A hands-on first look at Instagram for iPhone. This application enables sharing of geotagged photos captured on iPhone. Optionally, the user can then apply cool effects to the image, upload, and then share via a number of social media outlets like facebook, twitter, and more. Created on October 19, 2010 using FlipShare. Sorry the video is blurry… the flip video camera is obviously not ideal for up close video capture like this!
See a sample Instagram Image here
Yes, we’re all busy and we get inundated with email and snail mail, pretty much to a point where keeping tabs on the important stuff is a challenge and a time waster. One source of frustration for me has always been managing the cell phone bill. I’ve had it with paper billing and my email bills seem to get lost in my junk mail, sometimes resulting in a forgotten bill payment – that’s frustrating! But do you actually check your cell phone usage and billing?? I suggest that you do and you’ll likely save yourself a few $$ – this is crucial for businesses who manage multiple accounts and likely pay out huge $$ every month.
Since I’ve recently established a new phone plan, I decided this is the best time to get organized. So how to save huge $$ on your mobile plan?
Loads of interesting resources from Garmin for geocaching enthusiasts including a push towards paperless geocaching. Additionally, Garmin has introduced Chirp, a unique wireless beacon designed specifically for the outdoor adventures of geocaching. From Garmin… Affordable, durable and waterproof, chirp can communicate with, and be programmed by, any compatible wireless-enabled Garmin handheld for a more interactive and enjoyable geocaching experience. See more
An interesting event is planned for Nov 17-18 in Redlands Ca at the Esri Campus. the event/workshop is titled GIS and Remote sensing, Bridging the Gap for Science Application. The event, promoted as by “invitation only” is expected to attract a mix of professionals from government, education, and private industry and boasts the following to attendees:
- Identify, understand, and help bridge the barriers to integrated use of GIS and RS.
- Develop recommendations for overcoming identified barriers and increasing integration of RS and GIS data and tools.
- Improve communication between RS and GIS practitioners, particularly for science applications.
- Provide feedback to ESRI on how to better serve the science communities.
See #Esri event Nov 17-18, Redlands CA – Remote Sensing & GIS http://ow.ly/2VggS
Here’s a little Geo Video fun captured at ISNOCO 2… enjoy. I enjoy Peter’s look at his vision for the location-aware World – indeed I agree, it will be way cool when one day all things are GPS enabled and made location aware, like my car, laptop, all phones, and even my coffee machine – imagine a coffee machine being controlled remotely or responding in a certain way when you’re in a particular location or in close proximity – think Java Geo Fencing!
This is cool news about a new data management software that will assist communities with the inventory and maintenance of urban forests – OpenTreeMap.
From Azavea… Working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the City of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Azavea will use the Phase I SBIR funds to test the feasibility of developing OpenTreeMap, an urban forestry tree inventory and management tool to support collaborative data collection and tree management by municipal government, non-profit organizations, students, and volunteers. The Phase I project will focus on development of a prototype in Philadelphia, but if the approach proves successful, Azavea will be eligible to apply for Phase II funding that will enable extension of the system to any location in the world. OpenTreeMap is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture – see more in this official news release from Azavea