Archives for November 3, 2007
A cool event for those of you lucky enough to be near Chicago… Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, is part of The Festival of Maps Chicago. The Festival of Maps Chicago is a citywide celebration, made up of more than 30 cultural and scientific institutions, dedicated to exploring and understanding the discoveries and history of wayfinding across time, space, and cultures.
The exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more than 130 of the world’s greatest maps, including those from ancient Rome and ancient Babylon, cartographers Leonardo da Vinci and Mercator, as well as the great libraries of the world, including the Vatican Library and the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. Visitors also will discover the oldest road map of Britain and another with the first boundaries of the new American nation. These famous maps will be juxtaposed with modern ones, including in-car navigation systems powered by NAVTEQ.
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World
November 2, 2007 — January 27, 2008
See more at http://www.fieldmuseum.org/maps/
Another one of those way cool technologies on display at the recent CTIA Wireless IT event was socialight – i actually first saw this app and met the founder last year at CTIA when the service was first in Beta. Socialight is essentially location-based social networking where the users share sticky notes… any time, anywhere. Using your cell phone location of a GPS fix, socialight knows where you are and delivers the information you need based on that location. What’s cool about socialight is that it’s already very popular… social networking services like this really are only useful if there’s loads of users and loads of user-generated content so they are well on their way. See socialight.com to grab an account – promo video below: