Archive for the ‘LBS’ Category

Recently came across this post by Ric Ferraro on LBS trends for 2009. Ric summarizes a number of – primarily commercial – issues and challenges that location based services will be facing next year. Ric’s post also got me thinking further: As a concept and technology, LBS are now more than a decade old already. […]

Ok, maybe it’s time for Gartner to introduce a new type of hype curve: one with two peaks – to describe what seems to happen right now with location based services with the release of the GPS iPhone. (Or maybe they have that curve already, who knows. I’d call it ‘correlated hype cycle’ or something.) […]



My new spare-time project blogloc is not even out of closed beta yet, and already people are finding alternative ways to use it! Lacking a decent mobile phone with a GPS (c’mon, it doesn’t even have 3G, jeez) Katz has elected to use blogloc as her personal “I would rather be here” sidebar widget, and […]

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 […]

Over the weekend I took some time to thoroughly test drive the Nokia N95‘s Internet-based A-GPS. First off: the experience of using apps like Google Maps or the Nokia Sportstracker with it is just excellent. Blazing fast fix times (30 seconds to a minute, maybe) and reliable signal reception. Even works indoors with no trouble. […]

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 […]

Step by Step


Step by step I’m getting closer to my PhD 🙂 My thesis “Mobilizing the Geospatial Web: A Framework and Conceptual Model for Spatially Aware Mobile Web Applications” has been formally approved by my supervisor and co-supervisor a few weeks ago. This week I got my 50 personal printed copies (thanks to my former employer for […]