Marauders Map.

posted Feb 12, 2010, 5:54 AM by Brad Collette   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 2:41 PM ]

Greg, the guy who turned me on to Pangaea, pointed me to another project going on at Olin College:

"Another project you might like is the Olin College Marauder's Map. Writeup here: Paper is here: (it's not freely available :-/). It's a Wifi localization system some friends of mine at Olin put together to automatically figure out what room you're in and then draw you on a big harry-potter style map webapp. I put together an Android client, and its very neat to be able to look and see where people are from my phone!"

Thanks Greg. 

Now, if I can get a the wii remote guts to fit into a wand and write some code to respond to gestures..... 'Lumos!'

Geolocation services and projects

posted Feb 12, 2010, 5:47 AM by Brad Collette   [ updated Feb 12, 2010, 5:54 AM ]

A visitor to this site wrote in and pointed me to a project he's working on called Pangaea.  This is a reverse geocoding application that uses google latitude.  I actually looked for something just like this while building the clock since I wanted something more automatic than the Twitter feed to update status.  Pangaea lets you set coordinates and radius as a named location.  It checks your Google Latitude public feed and figures out which location you're in and feeds the name back in a custom feed.  I really like this approach and plan on incorporating it into my clock code.

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