Archive for the ‘Maphacking’ 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 […]


Step by Step

12Apr08

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 […]


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.


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 […]


Reporting Back

28Jul07

Feels like ages since I wrote my last blog post… The times were quite busy lately as I have FINALLY started to dedicate all my efforts into finishing my thesis. Basically, the thesis takes all the work I’ve done over the last four years, putting it into a more general perspective and deriving a set […]


DIY Street View

23Jun07

When I recently scouted for suitable test locations for our compass/tilt-enabled mobile app prototype, I thought it would be nice to have some sort of Google Street View-like panoramas of our potential test areas – so I could better discuss them with colleagues and roughly estimate some basic geometry paramters for each location (like e.g. […]


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 […]