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 […]

49 Palms Oasis Map

49 Palms Oasis Map

Nov 19, 2010
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 […]

Super Tuesday Online

Super Tuesday Online

Feb 5, 2008

I always get excited when it’s an election year, but particularly this one because it’s been eight long years. Two web projects related to the U.S. election caught my attention today. First, the New York Times, Design Observer and AIGA teamed up to create an initiative in citizen journalism. The Polling Place photo project accepts […]

Explore CommunityWalk

Explore CommunityWalk

Mar 18, 2006

CommunityWalk, the web 2.0 mapping community, has launched the new Explore feature. The Explore page lets you zoom into the map, select a category, or use a live search to find different public maps on CommunityWalk. You can even enter a search for a specific area of the map, or right click to zoom out. […]

Google Visitor Map Zooms

Sep 18, 2005

There have been some excellent examples of Google map applications recently like Plazes, which allows you to discover locations and find people by proximity or location, and Mappr, where you can view Flickr photos by US geographic landmark or region. While these apps provide a social network for specific social purposes, the other wave of […]

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 […]

Around the world

Mar 28, 2004

My travels so far… World travel by country (18 countries, 8% of the world) By U.S. state (26 states, 50%) By Canadian province (3 provinces, 23%) By European country (2 countries, 3%) Amazing to see my 32 years sorted and visualized in this way.  Looks like I should pack my bags for Europe, South America, […]