Thanks to Robert Scoble for introducing me to Qik, a way cool app that enables smartphone users to stream live video to the Quik site. You can also chat in real time… way cool! See quik.com
Archives for May 30, 2008
For a refresher on how to use the streaming web services on the GIS Hub, which allows you to use data without downloading it, please visit http://www.nd.gov/gis/mapsdata/web/. In the section titled, “ArcMap – ArcIMS Web Services” you will find information how you can stream both image data such as aerial photography and vector data such as roads. In the sections referring to “OGC Web Map Services (WMS)” you will find information on how you can use a web service with both ESRI and non-ESRI software.
An interesting video from Paris has been “leaked” to the public. The clip shows the P5, a UIQ smartphone that appears very sleek, has a touch UI, boasts mapping (GPS-enabled??), camera, video, and all the other goodies that come with such a next-gen device.
Indeed, this device is sweet to say the least!
Just reading up on details tomorrows Space Shuttle Discovery Launch. This mission is of interest to yours truly as friend and past neighbor in Florida, Air Force Col. Ron Garan is a mission specialist for NASA on his first NASA space flight. This mission will carry the largest payload so far to the station and includes three spacewalks. It is the second of three missions that will launch components to complete the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory. The crew will install Kibo’s large Japanese Pressurized Module and Kibo’s robotic arm system. Discovery also will deliver new station crew member Greg Chamitoff and bring back Flight Engineer Garrett Reisman, who will end a three-month stay aboard the outpost. Good luck to the crew of STS-124
For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Looks like Twitter has really caught on and too many people are tweeting this morning… OOPS! See www.twitter.com if you have no idea what I’m talking about.
A quick tip on a nifty tool called Hellotxt. The app provides a simple online interface, enabling users to quickly update over all their social network apps (well, almost all of them) like jaiku, twitter, facebook, myspace, linkedin, pownce, etc… See http://hellotxt.com/