Archive for the ‘LBS’ Category

lbs in uk/europe

Monday, October 11th, 2010

i was compiling a list of location-based service companies in uk/europe. now i decided to “crowdsource” it :) do you know any company in this area? please comment below! i’ll start with …

1. rummble

nearest subway app

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The AcrossAir Nearest Subway App for the iPhone 3GS overlays nearest subway stops on the live image in front of you. You can hold the iPhone flat to see arrows pointing you to various subway stops or hold it up to see signs and distances for nearby stations. … They’re working on versions for London and Barcelona (more here)

“Nearest Tube” got Juniper’s first Gold Award for Mobile Apps. Meanwhile, the Silver Award was given to Tapulous, the developer behind the highly successful ‘Tap Tap Revenge’ and its recently published sequel, ‘Tap Tap Revenge 2’.

Social Camp: MyPoliceService the winner

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

MyPoliceService – a new online service to encourage people to report crime and find out what’s happening in their community – was the successful winner of the first Social Innovation Camp held in Scotland.

Why I blog about this: Social Innovation Camp is full of ideas for cool student projects ;-)

Geographic Information in a web-based world

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

An interesting conference at CASA (UCL) of few months ago. Few titles of interest:

  • GMapCreator and MapTube: Web-Based Mapping for Sharing and Visualising Geographic Information (pdf)
  • Public Engagement: The London Profiler, Public Profiler and the E-Society Classification (pdf)
  • Mapping Peoples Mood: Crowdsourcing Spatial Surveys (pdf)
  • Understanding Crowdsourced Geographical Information: An Analysis of OpenStreetMap(slideshare)
  • Cellular Census: Explorations in Urban Data Collection (pdf)

Microsoft’s Robust Location Search

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

The primary goal of this  project is to explore novel and effective ways to search geo-spatial data and leverage multi-lingual technologies within maps.

Enabling New Mobile Applications with Location Proofs

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Idea of : Any device can request a location proof from the infrastructure when it is within communication range; the recipient device can then transmit the proof obtained from the infrastructure to any application that wishes to verify the device’s location.

Applications: store discounts for loyal customers (frequent visitors), green commuting proof, location-restricted content delivery, reducing fraud on auction websites, and police investigations (alibis producing).