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Blog not only your events, but your location too
The actual blog site would contain a map of your surrounding area. It could use graphic maps or satellite imagery.
Your cell phone would constantly transmit your location to the site and a path is drawn to follow your movements throughout the day. If you take a picture (camera phone), the picture
is uploaded and displayed at that point on the map. You can also add a description to the picture.
Anyone looking at the site will have the option of seeing the progression of your day using play/pause/stop/ff/rewind controls.
There's obvious "big brother" issues and data transmission limits on current technology. However, I would definitely love to be able to do this.
GPS Drawing, for DrC
[calum, Jun 22 2005]
The Shape of Your Life
by lostdog. Similar. [calum, Jun 22 2005]
Group photoblog version of your idea is baked. [krelnik, Jun 22 2005]
one way of encapsulating geodata in an rss / blog feed. [neilp, Jun 23 2005]
stuff near me
photos and blogs near my home (firefox extension demo) [neilp, Jun 23 2005]
||I like that site where people draw pictures by using GPS tracking.
||yup, there's nothing to stop you including your position in RSS, there are a couple of ways of doing it, but everyone seems to be going the geourl way (see link). From there you can map them, see your neighbours, trace your speed ? etc. etc. etc. I co-wrote a firefox plug in which also provides a list of urls and photos near 'you' - see other link.
||I'm afraid parts of this are very baked, the new thing (well, I've not seen it) is the constant tracking, which, as you suggest, has a few downsides (hmm.. I notice [neilp] isn't home.. I must go and burgle his house.. if only I knew where he lived.. oh what's this.. the exact latitude and longitude of his house).
||p.s. your mobile phone on it's own doesn't know where it is, unless it's an HP HW 6500