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  • The location-aware desktop geo-information framework for mobile Linux desktops
  • Location matters Your desktop or mobile knows who you are, what time it is, who you know and what you're doing. But it doesn't know where it is.
  • Magic Ink http://worrydream.com/MagicInk
  • Henri Bergius http://bergie.iki.fi
  • Pierre-Luc Beaudoin http://www.pierlux.com
  • Mobile devices
  • GeoClue A D-BUS service that applications can use to become geo-aware. Makes reading and writing geographical information as simple and easy as time or date.
  • GeoClue as simple and easy as time or date. ...regardless of whether you deal with coordinates or civic location
  • GeoClue Architecture Geoclue is D-Bus API definitions - but also implementations Interfaces for "current location" Position Address Velocity Interfaces for conversion Geocode (address to position) ReverseGeocode (position to address)
  • GeoClue Properties
  • Location comes in many flavors
  • GPS
  • GSM
  • WiFi
  • IP address
  • Proximity
  • User tracking
  • ...and that is not all
  • N 28° 13'' 01' W 15° 44'' 50'
  • Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Avda. Príncipe de Asturias, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Telepathy http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/ Instant messaging D-Bus API Location-sharing through XMPP: Where are my friends?
  • libchamplain http://projects.gnome.org/libchamplain A Clutter (and Gtk+) map widget applications can use to display location information to users. Makes visualising and selecting a location easier.
  • Marble http://edu.kde.org/marble/ A Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth and a light weight generic geographical map component for use in your own Qt 4.x / C+ + application.
  • OpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org/ Open content map project providing high- quality vector and bitmap map data
  • OpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org/ Open content map project providing high- quality vector and bitmap map data ...not only for cars, but also bicycles, pedestrians, public transportation, ...
  • OSM2Go Map editor for Maemo devices
  • Location is here Examples of the State of the Art
  • Location as metadata Geotagging made easy
  • EOG Map plugin: where was this picture taken?
  • F-Spot plugin: where were these pictures taken?
  • Getting Things GNOME http://gtg.fritalk.com/ TODO items connected to location as a Google Summer of Code 2009
  • Context for my friends Instant messaging and microblogging can be used for sharing location
  • Empathy: Where are my friends? Coming in next GNOME
  • Empathy: Where are my friends? Coming in next GNOME
  • Context for me Location awareness can help make apps smarter
  • GNOME panel clock
  • Gnome panel clock
  • Location-aware weather
  • Browser geolocation API
  • GeoClue http://geoclue.freedesktop.org Marble http://edu.kde.org/marble/ libchamplain http://projects.gnome.org/libchamplain