Jul 16 2016

Null Island

Category: Humour,Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 17:46

Wow! I realise that it is a long time since I blogged…

Anyway, a friend recently told me about Null Island! It sounds like a great place!

Unfortunately, it is difficult to actually get there, according to If You Can’t Follow Directions, You’ll End Up on Null Island.

Nov 17 2011

Apple’s Location Patent

Category: Location Based Services,PatentsTeknovis @ 22:34

Somebody brought this article to my attention today: Apple gets killer location services patent.

I bet Apple is really excited about this, and Google is probably the most worried!

In fairness, I am not sure if this patent would remain valid if challenged :o

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Oct 24 2011

Galileo Launch

Category: Hardware,Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 08:33

The first Galileo satellites were launched last week, according to Galileo Navigation Satellites Lift Off Thursday.

It seems that this has been discussed and planned for years, so it is great to finally see it starting to happen!


Sep 19 2011

Dog Tracking

Category: Location Based Services,Mobile ComputingTeknovis @ 13:23

I read about a dog tracking device called Retriever over the weekend in Track Your Dog With Retriever, The Compact GPS Dog Collar.

There is nothing particularly innovative in this idea, but it seems to be well executed.

It interests me :) However, I must confess that I am wondering if it could equally well be used on a child!

Actually, I would be very interested in a generic version that I could hide in a car, or hide in a school bag, or in any other concealed area!


Apr 21 2011

Apple is Watching You!

Category: iPad,iPhone,Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 17:02

There is lots of media coverage of Apple‘s covert user tracking activities: iPhones and 3G iPads record location data without permission – research.

It is times like this that I am glad I am not an Apple user :D


Apr 18 2011

Enterprise Ireland LBS Event

Category: Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 18:40

Interesting upcoming Enterprise Ireland event: Emerging Technologies and Business Opportunities in the Location Services Market.

Hopefully, I will have the time to attend!


Feb 03 2011

Location Aware Facebook

Category: Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 18:10

Facebook is becoming location aware on mobile devices in the EU (or at least in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain).

For more details see Facebook Deals Launches in Europe.

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Dec 08 2010

Good Luck Cauwill Technologies

Category: Entrepreneurship,Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 20:33

Actually, it is probably over now (and I am too tired to actually check), but I hope that Cauwill Technologies got on well today!

To understand what I am writing about see Cauwill Technologies represents Ireland in global start-up competition.


Oct 01 2010

Google Street View Launched in Ireland

Category: Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 16:51

Google Street View launched in Ireland yesterday, and it received plenty of media attention. For example, see Google Street View goes live or Street View to go live at maps.google.ie Friday evening.

I saw one of the cars taking photos last year, as I described in Google Street View in Dublin. Now I can happily reveal that I am indeed visible! Yippee!!!

I am not going to say where I am, but I will say that I was not on Ballinteer Drive :D (You might need to read Barefaced cheek on Google Street View to get the joke!)

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Jul 06 2010


Category: Location Based ServicesTeknovis @ 18:41

A while ago a friend told me about a company called SimpleGeo that develops a geodata infrastructure. It is a bit difficult to understand exactly what it does, but the blog is interesting, and the founders’ biographies are also worth a look.

The infrastructure itself appears to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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