X-Wing GPS Targeting Computer

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=14041462&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 X-wing GPS Targeting Computer from Christopher Caleb on Vimeo. Not massively practical. But very cool. Built using Adobe AIR 2.5, Android 2.2 and some guidance from the force. Full breakdown here – http://www.yeahbutisitflash.com/?p=1697

Geotagging Data in Picasa

I’ve just opened up Picasa for the first time in ages. First thing I noticed was how lightening fast it is compared to iPhoto. It’s blazing!! But just scanning through the photos I noticed a small red pin next to images I’d taken with my iPhone. Turn outs that Picasa now has a ‘Places Panel’Continue reading “Geotagging Data in Picasa”

Google Maps Trike View

You’re all familiar with Google Street View and the camera-topped Google Car – but what about all of the interesting places inaccessible to cars? Enter the Google Trike, which started as a project by Daniel Ratner, a Senior Mechanical Engineer on the Street View team: “I began thinking about building a bicycle-based Street View systemContinue reading “Google Maps Trike View”

Becks iPhone App – Helps You Find Gigs

An alcohol brand launches an app aimed at providing a useful service rather than a pub diversion. Beck’s release Gig Finder, a mash-up between Google Maps and Last.fm which lets you search for gigs in the area. YouTube link. I like that fact they’ve just combined a couple APIs to create a shiny new service.Continue reading “Becks iPhone App – Helps You Find Gigs”

Want GPS on non-GPS phones? Check out the new Google Maps beta.

Google can now tap into information broadcast from mobile towers to approximate your devices current location on the map. “It’s not GPS, but it comes pretty close..” Google explains on its website. I’ve installed this and tried it in New York. It’s amazingly accurate, and on my N95 you can activate true GPS too. VeryContinue reading “Want GPS on non-GPS phones? Check out the new Google Maps beta.”