This from Magellan at CES today – Magellan’s decision to “go big” with the company’s successful line of 7-inch screen auto GPS has paid off in a big way. Originally designed for SUVs, RVs and trucks, the extra-large screen size has been embraced by everyone from seniors to off-roaders, to teenage care enthusiasts. The newest family member is the feature-rich RoadMate 9055 with lifetime traffic, Bluetooth connectivity to mobile devices and, thanks to an exclusive partnership with AAA®, the AAA TourBook built into the unit. The unit will also support Magellan’s new back-up camera scheduled for release this spring – see http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/22351/2/
Archives for January 6, 2011
A fabulous reminder from Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder & CEO of Meetup and 11 Reasons to GO to Meetups in 2011. Definitely some compelling reasons why you need to get out of your cubicle or basement office, connect with potential clients, partners, customers, and new friends. A great reminder to us all and remember also that meetUps are an important extension of your social media efforts and the perfect opportunity for you to meet some of your professional and social contacts face to face – and yes, I’m a a user and a fan of MeetUps.com – for more Social Media Tips see also this archive
London, you take the prize this year! NAVTEQ composed its Top 10 “most congested” list based on a mix of criteria including greatest rush hour delay in Western European cities containing more than one million inhabitants. The Top Ten list includes:
Nike+ SportWatch GPS
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At CES today Nike and TomTom unveiled the Nike+ SportWatch GPS. I’m really digging this one.. mainly because I like gagdets, I’m into all things location-enabled, oh… and I like to run! The Nike+ SportWatch GPS plugs neatly into any USB port on a Mac or PC, then immediately launches the Nike+ Connect interface which automatically transfers information to www.nikeplus.com. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is scheduled to be at retail stores and online in the U.S. and the U.K. beginning April 1. See more specs at http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/22343/2/
Twitter is buzzing today with tweeps excited about the launch of the online Mac App Store – I almost wish I had a Mac so I could rush off and grab me some apps! For Geo developers, this is huge news and provides plenty of reasons why you need to consider developing apps and Geo web services for Mac and iOS!
From Mashable… The Mac App Store is essentially the desktop version of the same experience that iOS users have been enjoying for years: a categorized list of apps that are easy to find, buy and install. Click on an app, enter your iTunes password (the same one you use to buy apps through your iPhone), and you’ll be able to use your new app as soon as it’s downloaded and installed.
You can find the Mac Apple Store at http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/
NOCO-based Otterbox is in Vegas with 100,000+ mobile gadget geeks showing off their new, Reflex series cases for Blackberry and iPhone 4 – you gotta admit these things are pretty sweet! The Reflex Series unites two resources – polycarbonate and TPE rubber – in a single layer concept. Inspired by the crumple zone of a car! See more info and specs http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/22333/2/
Now available for download (to licensed customers) ERDAS IMAGINE enables users to easily create value-added products such as 2D and 3D images, 3D flythrough movies, and cartographic-quality map compositions from geospatial data. About the app; ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 features streamlined imagery analysis workflows with new tools and an enhanced interface designed for quick and easy creation of presentation products. The most demanding image analysts, including those in the defense and intelligence community, will benefit from improved text editing for imagery annotations, inset views, new templates with elements that automatically update based on metadata from inserted imagery, and single-click exporting to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG. Some of the new functionality ioncludes:
- Improved text editing
- Enhanced template capabilities for intelligence reporting
- Improved auto-incrementing object counter
- View global context of imagery via dynamic Google Earth geolink
- Work with base imagery and map data along with geo-coding services provided by the Microsoft Bing Maps platform.
- Export to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG with a single click