GeoConnecting

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GeoConnecting is the use of location-aware mobile devices to locate people, places, and things and to interact with what is discovered. Mathew Honan, writing in the February, 2009 issue of "Wired" Magazine stated, "Simply put, location changes everything. This one input - our coordinates - has the potential to change all the outputs. Where we shop, who we talk to, what we read, what we search for, where we go - they all change once we merge location and the web."

This presentation explores location-aware applications including; Geocaching, Twitter, WikiMe, Flixster, WhosHere, iWant, PetCentric, GoSkyWatch, WiFi Touchpad, ShopSavvy, MotionX GPS and AP Mobile News. The multi-media presentation will use live examples as well as past experiences while travelling throughout the United States and Europe. While the concepts work on most phones with GPS capability, the Apple iPhone will be used for session demonstrations.

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  • GeoConnecting

    1. 1. GeoConnecting A presentation by Buzz Brown President, Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society Email: buzz@qlinc.com Twitter: @BuzzBrown Tonight's Twitter Hash Tag: #GeoCntg Blog: buzzbrown.blogspot.com
    2. 2. GeoConnecting Described <ul><li>Using location-aware mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>to locate people, places, and things </li></ul><ul><li>and interact with what is discovered </li></ul>
    3. 3. GeoConnecting Described <ul><li>“Simply put, location changes everything. This one input – our coordinates – has the potential to change all the outputs. Where we shop, who we talk to, what we read, what we search for, where we go – they all change once we merge location and the web.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mathew Honan, Wired Magazine, February, 2009 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Location-aware Mobile Devices <ul><li>Vehicle mounted GPS devices </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-held GPS devices </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones </li></ul>
    5. 5. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficInfo </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- Geocaching
    6. 6. GeoCaching <ul><li>Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 730,600+ geocaches hidden around the world </li></ul>- Geocaching
    7. 7. They Are Everywhere - Geocaching
    8. 8. I know what you are thinking… <ul><li>Why don’t I just ask the person standing next to me on the street rather than rely on technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some examples… </li></ul>- Geocaching
    9. 9. “Rooster on the Run” - Geocaching
    10. 10. Mollösund, Sweden - Geocaching
    11. 11. Webcam Caches - Geocaching
    12. 12. Camouflage - Geocaching
    13. 13. Spontaneous GeoCaching Keego Harbor, MI - Geocaching Göteburg, Sweden Phoenix, AZ
    14. 14. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- Geocaching
    15. 15. Twitter/Tweetie - Twitter/Twinkle Tweetie NearBy Phoenix Twitter Public Timeline
    16. 16. Tweetie Trends - Twitter/Twinkle
    17. 17. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- WikiMe
    18. 18. WikiMe - WikiMe Keego Harbor, MI Göteborg, Sweden Amsterdam, Netherlands
    19. 19. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- Flixster
    20. 20. Flikster - Flixster Landmark Theater Theaters, Phoenix Theaters, Keego Harbor
    21. 21. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- iWant & Yelp
    22. 22. iWant & Yelp - Restaurants Detroit DTW - iWant & Yelp Royal Oak, MI
    23. 23. iWant & Yelp - Restaurants Keego Harbor Keego Harbor - iWant & Yelp
    24. 24. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- AP Mobile News
    25. 25. AP Mobile News - AP Mobile News
    26. 26. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- Traffic
    27. 27. TrafficInfo - TrafficInfo Detroit, MI Detroit, MI
    28. 28. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul>- TrafficCam
    29. 29. TrafficCam - TrafficCam
    30. 30. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- PetCentric
    31. 31. PetCentric - PetCentric
    32. 32. Location-aware Applications <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Tweetie </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMe </li></ul><ul><li>Flixster </li></ul><ul><li>WhosHere </li></ul><ul><li>iWant & Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>AP Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>TrafficCam </li></ul><ul><li>PetCentric </li></ul><ul><li>GoSkyWatch </li></ul>- GoSkyWatch
    33. 33. GoSkyWatch - GoSkyWatch
    34. 34. ShopSavvy
    35. 35. MotionX GPS
    36. 36. iNap
    37. 37. JOYity
    38. 38. SitOrSquat
    39. 39. The Future <ul><li>Bicycle : </li></ul><ul><li>Bus Tracker : </li></ul><ul><li>iCar Remote : </li></ul><ul><li>Balloons : </li></ul><ul><li>Moscow Subway : </li></ul>
    40. 40. Contact Information <ul><li>Buzz Brown </li></ul><ul><li>+1 248-683-8381 </li></ul><ul><li>www.qlinc.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>buzzbrown.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @buzzbrown </li></ul>

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