What can you accomplish with the pretty incredible camera packed inside the Nokia Lumia 1020? Check this out… Paul Trillo and his awesome team are back again! This time they are armed with 50 connected Lumia 1020’s, a Microsoft Surface tablet and a custom app to create ‘Living moments’ to stunning effect!The ‘bullet’ effect is a technical first; offering 100% mobility through the streets of New York, capturing the essence of the city and its ‘living moments’
Here’s details of an amazing project from Cyark who are wanting to preserve a piece of American history. From the company… “we’ve launched our first ever Kickstarter campaign to fund the scanning of the 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion in NYC, in partnership with University of Central Florida and the New York City Dept of Parks and Rec.”
Through a Kickstarter funding effort, Cyark plans to 3D laser scan (and preserve) the endangered 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion to create a digital record to aid preservation. The digital preservation will occur with high-speed, high-precision 3D laser scanners. And all resulting 3D data will be made freely available to the public.
See details of the project HERE and take part in preserving a national treasure!
See also http://archive.cyark.org/
An interesting update from NOAA reveals an updated, post-Hurricane Sandy nautical chart for New York harbor. From NOAA – “This new chart edition is the first product of a multi-year post-Sandy charting plan,” said Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. “We have NOAA vessels and private contractors surveying coastal areas affected by Sandy through this year and next, acquiring the data we will use to update nearly two dozen East Coast nautical charts.
How about a little Friday fun with maps and a sweet, little gem I stumbled upon today… America as viewed by a New Yorker… I just love the “empty space caused by the stupid shape of Idaho”… LOL! Got any more awesome maps and examples or cartographic brilliance to share?? Ping me @gletham with your tips – Sourced from Funnyordie
The latest Esri story map is a handy resource that reveals the latest pre and post Sandy imagery from NOAA. Using a slider action the user simply drags the red line to delineate where the pre and post imagery will be determined… amazing to see the destruction from this terrible tragedy.
The map shows NOAA imagery before and after Hurricane Sandy and lets you swipe over the map to view storm damage. You can also use the included bookmarks to explore some of the most damaged areas in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
See the resource at http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/swipe_sandy/
So, Sept 5, 2012 and Nokia rolls out their much anticipated announcement of their first Windows Phone 8 powered devices, the feature-rich and impressive Nokia Lumia 920 and the slightly smaller, more lightweight 820 – it seems Nokia is following a theme whereas the “900” series is the higher end, “wow” device that the true mobile geeks and Nokia fanatics drool after, whereas the 800 series is reserved for the masses, sports slightly less functionality but will likely be more widely available and at a pretty sweet price point – don’t discount the 800 lineup!
The live Nokia event featured not only Nokia CEO Stephen Elop on stage but he was also joined and supported by Microsoft CEO and legend Steve Ballmer. I admit I was a little late to the event, although I did manage to get a good look at the two new devices. The devices impressed me and they were pretty much what I expected. the 920 is sweet, it sports a very rugged and solid design, the camera seems amazing, and the Windows Phone 8 inside is much needed. The 920 boasts the City Lense service, which I really found to be just another Augmented Reality (AR) app – perhaps being supported by Nokia map and POI data will make it more impressive but on stage it didn’t really wow me. The camera, the solid build, the durability, and Windows Phone 8 experience did impress me though.
Geoweb Forum is a community platform for pioneers in the emerging geoweb industry. Geoweb Forum is also the launching pad for events including the Geoweb Summit, Geoweb Expo and research via Geoweb Survey and Geoweb Report. PlaceIQ co-founder/CEO Duncan McCall, Fwix co-founder/CEO Darian Shirazi and Geostellar CEO David Levine are among the first comfirmed speakers for the third Geoweb Summit, taking place Thursday evening, November 10th, in New York.
The event takes place in Dumbo Spot, Brooklyn, NY on Nov 10, 2011 – GISuser readers are treated to a 40% discount Code by using the following registration link http://geowebsummit.eventbrite.com/?discount=GISUser
Follow the event on Twitter @geowebforum
This is a total score and I have to say.. .finally! this awesome device is available to consumers at Nokia flagship stores (Chicago, New York) and at online e-tailors). This 279 USD techy treat delivers a host of multimedia features, corporate and personal email capabilities, a unique home-screen switch mode to aid that delicate balance between life and work, full web browsing, 3G connectivity, WiFi, a 2 megapixel camera, and a standard 3.5 mm audio jack – the device comes with a free 12-month subscription to Nokia’s Files on Ovi service, including 1GB online storage for your content. This devices builds on the awesome Nokia E71 (which I had the pleasure of using for a lengthy test) and I assure you this is an amazing deal… best of all, unlocked and no freaking contracts… put that in your pipe and smoke it T-Mobile and AT&T!! See more on the E63 here