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Hello Mobile Enthusiast... and welcome to another mobile, location-tech news roundup. To begin, imagine mashing up some of your favorite things... well, that's what this cool effort from MIT is doing and it really is awesome! Yes indeed, I take notice when I see maps of things I really enjoy, like beer and coffee! Enter these maps showing "walkable regions" for independent coffee shops in major Metropolitan areas like Brooklyn, Portland, and Seattle. For these maps, the researchers used the Google Places API and the Google Distance Matrix" - the maps were developed by a social computing group at MIT as part of the You Are Here Project - be sure to read all about it here. Coffee always makes me think of the PacNW and perhaps the lead story is a good reminder for those of us contemplating heading to FOSS4G this September in Portland, OR. FOSS4G, to be held September 8th-13th in Portland, Oregon, USA is the premier international conference on open source geospatial technologies - See more HERE. Finally, here's details of an awesome opportunity in the form of the Climate Resiliance App Challenge. This contest challenges all developers to create an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform to help communities, see, understand, and prepare for climate risks. The deadline to enter is June 2 (More Details HERE).
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Esri Opens Its Storytelling with Maps Contest - All entries must make use of one of Esri's Story Maps apps. Your Story Maps may be hosted anywhere, including by Esri, but the code for each entry needs to have originated with one of Esri's Story Maps apps. Contest participants may-and in fact are encouraged to-alter or customize the Story Maps app to suit their needs. One grand prize will be awarded to the best overall Story Maps entry chosen by the contest judges.
White House Report - Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Valuesp - A report from the White House. "In January, you asked us to conduct a 90 - day study to examine how big data will transform the way we live and work and alter the relationships between government, citizens, businesses, and consumers. This review focuses on how the public and private sectors can maximize the benefits of big data while minimizing its risks.
Next3D Streams Live 360-Degree Stereoscopic Video to Virtual Reality Displays Such as the Oculus Rift
Next3Dr, a pioneer and leader in stereoscopic video compression and transmission solutions, announced today deployment of its proprietary NextStream360T system to capture sports, concerts, films, and other experiences for broadcast in virtual reality displays. The company has been testing its technology with broadcasters and major sports organizations, including professional basketball [Read More...]
World's Smallest Mobile Phone with GPS Tracker for Kids Raises $100,000 in 7 Days on Kickstarter
World's Smallest Mobile Phone Will Now go into Production - Tinitell Wearable Wristphone with GPS Tracker for Kids Raises $100,000 in 7 Days on Kickstarter. Tinitell (http://tinitell.com), a Swedish mobile technology startup, needed only 7 days on crowd-funding site Kickstarter to reach the goal of $100,000 to start manufacturing of the world's smallest mobile phone.
New Geospatial Computing Lab Exploring Smart Apps That Sense Locations, Aid in Navigation
Today's smartphones are bringing advanced geospatial computing right into our hands. An expert in the area of mobile geospatial computing, Dr. Ruizhi Chen, an Endowed Chair and Professor at the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is using this advanced technology to implement what he calls "smart geospatial applications."
Explorer for ArcGIS Brings GIS to Everyone - Mobile App Simplifies Discovery, Visualization, and Sharing of Maps
Esri recently released the definitive GIS app for everyone to access and share maps on their smartphone and tablet. Called Explorer for ArcGIS, the app has a modern, easy-to-use interface that allows non-GIS professionals to be productive immediately. The initial release of the app is available on iOS, with an Android version to [Read More...]
TC Technology Announces MIMS Mobile
TC Technology announces its newest software product - MIMS Mobile, which sits atop Esrir ArcGISr Runtime and leverages MIMS Office and MIMS Gateway to improve utility operations. MIMS, which stands for mobile information management system, targets return on investment by automating paper processes, streamlining tasks, and presenting helpful mapping to utility field workers.
IFTTT for Android - Some Awesome Recipes!
The popular and very useful IFTTT programing tool for non-programers is indeed awesome and way cool.. the following are a few very cool recipes to consider
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FOSS4G, to be held September 8th-13th in Portland, Oregon, USA is the premier international conference on open source geospatial technologies. With two days of workshops followed by three days of presentations and academic papers, FOSS4G features a diversity of attendees and participants spanning academia, industry, and government.
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