Archive for the ‘Geospatial Web’ Category

Quick note: Found via the locweb mailing list – the W3C just announced a new Geolocation Working Group as part of their Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity! Official announcement is here.

Just a quick “news plus links to remember” post: Both Google and Yahoo! are opening up there geographical indexes – Yahoo! with the Yahoo! Internet Location Platform and Google with a soon-to-be-released GeoSearch API. [Via The Map Room and Google Earth Blog] And one more: Though there have been a few Flash-powered Google Maps apps […]



That’s it. The last step in my life as a PhD student is now complete. Yesterday I successfully passed my thesis defense at Vienna University of Technology. Which means that the next time you leave a comment on my blog, I would ask you to please start your comment with "Dear Dr. Simon" Alternatively, you […]

There’s a great post over at the 01 blog. Already put it on my shared Google Reader feed (which, just by the way, is a highly recommendable source of information 😉 ), but thought I’d also dedicate a short post on my own blog since the original post’s in German. In his post, the author […]



Just stumbled across OpenCellID : Google may still be keeping the GSM cell ID database they’re using for Google Maps for Mobile closed. In the mean time, however, Thomas Landspurg (of J2MEMap fame) has started his own, collaborative open source effort to compile a free directory of GSM cell IDs along with their geo-coordinates! There’s […]

Geek Cred


Wow. When I read my newsfeeds on the subway home today I was MORE than surprised to find my name on the W3C Planet Mobile Web feed. Ric Ferraro blogs about Point to Discover, one of my former research projects! Can it be true that I’m – slowly but surely – achieving some real-world geek […]

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.