Photo Locations

Photo Locations

Dec 17, 2011

On the iPhone you can see locations of places you’ve taken photos. Here’s a screenshot of the map showing where I’ve been this very West coast year.

Real-time Recommendations

Real-time Recommendations

Dec 16, 2011

Love that Foursquare is using smartphone geolocation features to provide you with real-time recommendations through the app.

Location Recommendations

Location Recommendations

Nov 17, 2011

While I still use the app, I haven’t visited the Foursquare site recently. They’ve made some changes and one that works well is the logged-in view of the home page which shows you locations near you that friends have visited and recommended.

Find My iPhone/iPad

Find My iPhone/iPad

Dec 24, 2010

Plugged my iPhone into sync and got a message to signup for free “find my iPhone” feature in MobileMe. The find feature for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch lets users find the missing device remotely by tracking the location of the device. You can then remote lock it, wipe the data if it’s been stolen, send messages to […]

Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations From Your Friends

Nov 15, 2010

Launched tonight as an “early release”, Hotpot uses Google Places data and overlays reviews and ratings from you and your friends. It recommends places based on how you’ve rated similar things. Might it eventually be merged with Google’s other location, social, and other services to provide a robust Foursquare-like experience? It seems logical but for […]

Urban Forest Map

Urban Forest Map

Aug 27, 2010

I was still curious after taking this photo of the trees on 24th Street at Bryant earlier today. How could I identify these trees?  I did several searches on variations of “trees on 24th street mission san francisco” which brought up some great local links, including SFTrees and a good list of trees in the Mission […]

First Foursquare Checkin

Virtual plazes become real

Aug 26, 2005

The web has always attracted me because of the play between what’s real, virtual, and how one can become the other fairly easily.  While others have framed this much more eloquently than I (eg. Tim Berners Lee on the semantic web), it’s the asynchronous and networked nature of the web that feels the most like […]

Web Mapping Technology

Aug 19, 2005

I was searching to see if anyone had released some Ajax-driven maps and came across “Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map” by Tyler Mitchell which led me to an open source map tool called ka-Map.  I’ve downloaded it and plan to try it out this weekend. Also, if you have seen these already, some other […]

XML and Flash Map of My Travels

XML and Flash Map of My Travels

Aug 19, 2005

I found Bryan Boyer’s IndyJunior several years ago when it was still v1.3 and played with it back then.  For some reason, it popped into my head again the other day so I went and downloaded the latest version (now 1.6) and have put up a map of my past travels.  I’ve made it oversized […]