How to benefit                        open and crowdsourced                               geodata?                         ...
GPS                      ARWednesday, September 19, 12
Observation:                                 Blind find difficulties                              accessing public transport...
Problem:                              How to deliver                               information?Wednesday, September 19, 12
Solution:                              Augemented Reality                              with Speech synthesis              ...
Solution:                              Augemented Reality                              with Speech synthesis              ...
Problem 2:                              Where to get the data?Wednesday, September 19, 12
Public Transportation API’s :                              There are just too                                many of themW...
(THINK BIG)Wednesday, September 19, 12
Solution :                                    Using POI’s                                  and Street info                ...
Free API                    Free servers          One of the largest POI database                  Well categorized       ...
OpenStreetMap                                   Streets                                 Crossings                         ...
Demo - Walking in NYWednesday, September 19, 12
Demo - Walking in NY                    1) Your location (reverse geocoding)                    2) Nearest crossing (OSM) ...
Demo -                        Car drive in Helsinki             http://youtu.be/hqH7t9jlBGYWednesday, September 19, 12
Some Facts                                 12 EUR 16 USD                                   7 languages                    ...
What next?                               More languages                              OSM - Traffic lights                  ...
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BlindSquare - How to benefit open and crowd sourced geodata

  1. 1. How to benefit open and crowdsourced geodata? Ilkka PirttimaaWednesday, September 19, 12
  2. 2. GPS ARWednesday, September 19, 12
  3. 3. Observation: Blind find difficulties accessing public transportWednesday, September 19, 12
  4. 4. Problem: How to deliver information?Wednesday, September 19, 12
  5. 5. Solution: Augemented Reality with Speech synthesis (on device!)Wednesday, September 19, 12
  6. 6. Solution: Augemented Reality with Speech synthesis (on device!)Wednesday, September 19, 12
  7. 7. Problem 2: Where to get the data?Wednesday, September 19, 12
  8. 8. Public Transportation API’s : There are just too many of themWednesday, September 19, 12
  9. 9. (THINK BIG)Wednesday, September 19, 12
  10. 10. Solution : Using POI’s and Street info that are crowdsourcedWednesday, September 19, 12
  11. 11. Free API Free servers One of the largest POI database Well categorized Provides “local recommendations” License is quite OKWednesday, September 19, 12
  12. 12. OpenStreetMap Streets Crossings License is OK Geonames.org provides services with SLA (with nice support)Wednesday, September 19, 12
  13. 13. Demo - Walking in NYWednesday, September 19, 12
  14. 14. Demo - Walking in NY 1) Your location (reverse geocoding) 2) Nearest crossing (OSM) 3) FourSquare check-in 4) Place near me (distance + direction)Wednesday, September 19, 12
  15. 15. Demo - Car drive in Helsinki http://youtu.be/hqH7t9jlBGYWednesday, September 19, 12
  16. 16. Some Facts 12 EUR 16 USD 7 languages 4 months >30 countriesWednesday, September 19, 12
  17. 17. What next? More languages OSM - Traffic lights OSM - Entrances Saved routes City GuidesWednesday, September 19, 12

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