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: http://www.olinprojects.com/the-marauders-map/ Paper is here: http://www.springerlink.com/content/b519q72254lkuj05/ (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!"
Now, if I can get a the wii remote guts to fit into a wand and write some code to respond to gestures..... 'Lumos!'
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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