Geo-Tagging

The example of photosynth in class today was truly amazing! This use of geo-tagging is wonderful. It is a great collective way for individuals to come together with their perspectives and points of view of an environment or object. The next step of not only creating a detailed environment by image but by live video is pretty remarkable. This is great for seeing a place before going or deciding to go there(ex. vacation). I would not say that it is replacing actually seeing the Notre Dame although it is getting pretty close. I see this type of technology coming into effect soon with vehicles with the gps and just imagine what else…

m a p p i n g cities _mobile landscapes project

Cellphones sort of being used as GPS units to map the use of city spaces has been explored here.

The electronic maps of cellphone usage were overlaid with geographic and city street maps to produce  real time electronic landscapes of the city.

Opportunities for new approaches to city planning and transportation via new urban studies facilitated by technology arise.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/cellphones.html