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Tagged with “location” (11)

  1. Forecasting the Future of Maps

    02/20/2015 Legal Battle Ends, But Seas Continue to Rise in Kivalina, Alaska Habitats Shift As Arctic Temps Creep Above Freezing Is Your Empty Stomach Fueling Your Shopping Spree? What Bilingual Babies Can Teach Us About Language Learning Are Women at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s? Forecasting the Future of Maps ARCHIVE 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 SUBSCRIBE Podcast FEB. 20, 2015 Forecasting the Future of Maps

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    Google Maps celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. In that decade, web and mobile mapping companies have sprung up to chart the corner of every city and integrate real time transportation data into these maps. What will the maps of the future look like, and will they help us move from point A to point B more efficiently?

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  2. Ten years of Google Maps – Tech Weekly podcast

    On this week’s Tech Weekly podcast, we mark Google Maps’ 10th anniversary – yes, it has been 10 whole years since digital maps hit the mainstream and banished the A to Z from people’s bags.

    Gary Gale from the UK’s Ordnance Survey joins us down the line to talk about the company’s mapping initiatives around digital maps and where maps go next – indoors.

    Plus professor Mark Graham from the Oxford Internet Institute discusses how the geographies of the internet have reconfigured how people engage with the city.

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  3. Invisible Cities

    An exploration of the imaginative possibilities held within a city’s secret folds.

    Invisible Cities takes its inspiration from Italo Calvino’s novel of the same name. Originally produced by Eleanor McDowall for BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears, this documentary features contributions from writers, urban explorers and mapmakers, and invites us to eavesdrop on the hidden, fantastical and surreal stories caught between the cracks of the modern city.

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  4. Interview: Simon Garfield, Author Of ‘On The Map’ : NPR

    On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world.

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  5. Tumbling the Drone War | New Hampshire Public Radio

    We look into a Tumblr account that lends perspective to the drone war by using Google Earth. Joining us is blogger and artist James Bridle, creator of Dronestagram.

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  6. Podcast: Looking for the OpenStreetMap Road Map - Directions Magazine

    Last week the OpenStreetMap community came together in Denver, Colorado for The State of the Map. Our editors dig into the news from the event and ponder the future of this crowdsourced map of the world.

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  7. Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface

    UX designer Amber Case will share insights from her research in cyborg anthropology and talk about what really makes us human.

    Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist currently working at Vertigo Software. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. Her main focus is on mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, as these reduce the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect with information. Case founded, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding. She formerly worked at global advertising agency. In 2010, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech.

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  8. Beyond Check-Ins: Location Based Game Design

    This dual presentation will explore common play elements in location-based games. We’ll analyze the popular "Check-In" mechanic (used by products like FourSquare and GoWalla), and take a look at the business and social forces that have influenced its emergence as the popular geo game model. The presentation will compare current location-based products, charting their strengths and weaknesses to identify where we believe large areas of opportunity exist in the market. We’ll evaluate the challenges and untapped opportunities of Geo Games from the technological and design perspectives of the two presenters. We’ll outline how the limitations in location technology can be an elegant part of the game design itself, and how new innovations will help to create richer and more immersive parallel worlds. We’ll describe why we think its time to move beyond "social" Check-In systems, to “true games” that engage, challenge, and stimulate players.

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  9. Tangible Interactions in Urban Spaces

    The transition from physical to virtual spaces means that there is less opportunity to physically interact in public spaces. Historically public spaces were used for celebration, today they are used for anonymous mobile calls. We would like to explore the ways in which the tangible aspect of physical space might be re-introduced into our virtual interactions through an exploration and discussion of - among other things - responsive architecture.

    • Mouna Andraos, Electronic Crafts
    • Francesca Birks, Arup
    • Molly Wright Steenson, Princeton University School of Architecture
    • Ben [neb] Cerveny, AFK Stamen Gamelayers etc

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  10. RWW Live: The Local & Mobile Web

    One of the big trends on the web is more and more location aware / sensitive web applications. Increasingly powerful mobile devices are enabling this. In this episode of RWW Live, we talk about how the Web is evolving to include more location aware applications and what barriers are still in the way - both social & technical barriers.

    Joining me from ReadWriteWeb are Marshall Kirkpatrik & Bernard Lunn. Our guests are:

    • Dennis Crowley from the previously mentioned Four Square (iTunes link). Check out ReadWriteWeb’s review of Four Square. Before that, Dennis was co-founder of Dodgeball, which was acquired by Google.
    • Tom Coates, from Yahoo! (creator of Fire Eagle). See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Fire Eagle’s go-live.
    • Mark Josephson CEO at See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of

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