Those of you using Twitter or thinking about using Twitter, here’s an interesting application that helps you see more clearly your relationships that you’ve built on Twitter. The Kharma app (Flash) simply asks you to login (ie. give them your user/pw pair) then after a few seconds a table is revealed and shows you who you follow and if they follow you. See http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/ and thanks again to @mattsingley for the tip!
Archives for November 25, 2008
Enter the geo-referenced, electronic novel — OK, I’ve seen tons of interesting uses and applications using google maps and the gMaps aPI but this one may take the cake as the coolest use to date – a geo novel! Enter the Google Maps Novel.. no, it’s not about google or maps but rather, this interesting e-book incorporates google maps within the story and within the novel. Click through the pages and see the story’s location get updated on the left page. As you move along in the story you also move along on the maps… this is very interesting, innovative, and down-right cool! I just wish I could read German so I could follow along with the story. Congrats to the author! See the novel Senghor On The Rocks
From a report in The Age… “The geo-novel is an adaption of a book written by Benda, a former advertising copywriter now working at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and is based on his travels in the African nation of Senegal.”
Here’s an interesting data-rich resource for those interesting in data on locations of marine animals and plants… OBIS is a web-based provider of global geo-referenced information on marine species. We contain expert species level and habitat level databases and provide a variety of spatial query tools for visualizing relationships among species and their environment. OBIS strives to assess and integrate biological, physical, and chemical oceanographic data from multiple sources. Users of OBIS, including researchers, students, and environmental managers, will gain a dynamic view of the multi-dimensional oceanic world. You can explore this constantly expanding and developing facility through the OBIS Portal. Data are provided from nodes all over the World, for example, daqta on moluscs is now available from AfrOBIS. See more here