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GeolocationWhy your browser knows where your towel is
I am ? Andy Cobley @andycobley School of Computing
These slides are at: http://www.slideshare.net/acobley/geolocation-  14500035
What we going to do ? Talk Demos Split in three groups    Discussion group    Shallow programming group    Deeper pr...
Geolocation Allows the browser to know where you are But you control it ! The browser can use this Or send it to the s...
Programmers Can use this for good    We don’t how much good yet Possibly for evil as well, there’s always one    Or ho...
Browser You’ll need a nice browser like:
Am I going to talk all day ? Demo 1 Please play along !• http://html5demos.com/geo• Note you can dowload the source code
Demo 2 Who likes Beer ?• http://beernear.me/• I borrowed some of this for our demo. Original is at: http://thecodetrain....
Demo 3 Gak, it’s all about socializing is it ? Lets reinvent story telling: BBC Perceptive media    http://futurebroad...
Discussion group If you don’t want to try programming:    Form groups and come up with ideas !       What can we do wit...
Beginners programming            group From dropbox download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ymjs5wzwm3ebbz7/Z-  a3mxUljf U...
 Try different search terms Try changing the location by hand You might need a plain text editor like notepad++ http:/...
More advanced We’ll look at the javascript and pull out more info. Add extra information Try altering the formatting wi...
Further stuff Really avanced Try looking at mapping http://thecodetrain.co.uk/2010/05/geolocation-and-  beer-part-1-fin...
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    1. 1. GeolocationWhy your browser knows where your towel is
    2. 2. I am ? Andy Cobley @andycobley School of Computing
    3. 3. These slides are at: http://www.slideshare.net/acobley/geolocation- 14500035
    4. 4. What we going to do ? Talk Demos Split in three groups  Discussion group  Shallow programming group  Deeper programming group Presentations and discussion
    5. 5. Geolocation Allows the browser to know where you are But you control it ! The browser can use this Or send it to the server
    6. 6. Programmers Can use this for good  We don’t how much good yet Possibly for evil as well, there’s always one  Or how much evil
    7. 7. Browser You’ll need a nice browser like:
    8. 8. Am I going to talk all day ? Demo 1 Please play along !• http://html5demos.com/geo• Note you can dowload the source code
    9. 9. Demo 2 Who likes Beer ?• http://beernear.me/• I borrowed some of this for our demo. Original is at: http://thecodetrain.co.uk/2010/05/geolocation-and- beer-part-1-finding-the-user/
    10. 10. Demo 3 Gak, it’s all about socializing is it ? Lets reinvent story telling: BBC Perceptive media  http://futurebroadcasts.com/  Can we wait for a local reference ?
    11. 11. Discussion group If you don’t want to try programming:  Form groups and come up with ideas !  What can we do with it  How can we apply it to education  What fun stuff could we do
    12. 12. Beginners programming group From dropbox download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ymjs5wzwm3ebbz7/Z- a3mxUljf Unzip it and run it: Open geoposition.js I’ll talk you through
    13. 13.  Try different search terms Try changing the location by hand You might need a plain text editor like notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
    14. 14. More advanced We’ll look at the javascript and pull out more info. Add extra information Try altering the formatting with different info Does it work on a mobile How accessible is it ?
    15. 15. Further stuff Really avanced Try looking at mapping http://thecodetrain.co.uk/2010/05/geolocation-and- beer-part-1-finding-the-user/
    16. 16. Lets See what we’ve done !
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