Archive for the ‘Geography’ Category

All right. As I said in one of my last posts, I really want one of those maps on my blog’s sidebar where I can share my current geographical location, directly from my GPS-enabled mobile phone. I also said that there are several tracking services out there that give you a mobile client and an […]


Nice link to remember: geocoder + reverse geocoder alternatives to the Google Maps API. Includes commercial APIs along with free ones. Coverage for many of the services is restricted to across the pond, though.


Just in time for the Congress formerly known as 3GSM: Personal navigation products manufacturer Garmin has announced in a press release this week the nüvifone – a GPS-enabled 3.5G smartphone. Release 3rd quarter 2008. Maps and POI data preloaded for North America, Eastern and Western Europe (I always considered Austria Central Europe – hey!); spoken […]


It’s done. This week I handed in the first (yet unofficial, but complete) version of my thesis entitled “Mobilizing the Geospatial Web: A Framework for Spatially Aware Mobile Web Applications”, in which I take a somewhat different (geeky, but different) perspective on the future of LBS, neogeo and everything. Ten Chapters with lots of pictures […]


Vienna 360

01Aug07

Stumbled across this only recently: 360 cities mashes up Google Maps with 360 degrees panoramic images from various cities (including Vienna), using Quicktime VR. Hmmm… I’m ALMOST tempted to say ‘I could’ve done that myself!’, but ok – I do have to admit their version looks slightly better than the hack I did some weeks […]


Great article on the convergence between second-life-like metaverses and their ‘real-world’ virtual globe counterparts! My favourite quote being: And many computer professionals think the idea of a "Second Earth" mashup is so cool that it’s inevitable, whether or or not it will offer any immediate way to make money. Hey – that pretty much sums […]


Another great mini-game for Google Earth! Developed by Google Earth Hacks: Google Earth Football. The game is played inside a virtual KML stadium and it makes cool use of network links and a radioFolder menu to control the game moves. (There’s also a quick run-down of how the the game works internally for the nosy […]