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Geotagging Imagery and Video

IsWHERE is a log of my thoughts, reflections, and news/blog links on the emergence of image and video geospatial tagging. On May5th this year, I opened a second blog to deal with more detailed aspects of tools for FalconView and TalonView can be found at RouteScout. Trends I want to try and follow are the various disruptions resulting from spatial smart-phones, how many GPS devices are out there, smart-cameras, and other related news. And yes, I have a business interest in all of this. My company Red Hen has been pioneering this sort of geomedia for more than a decade.

So beyond a personal blog, I also provide a link to IsWHERE a shareware tool created by Red Hen Systems to readily place geoJPEG or geotagged imagery and soon GEM full motion media kept on your own computer(s) into Google Earth/Map from your File Manager media selection. Works great for geotagged images from Nikon, Ricoh, Sony, iPHONE, Android and all geo-smartphones that can create geotagged images. IsWhere - read about it

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Symbian Personal Navigation and Bluetooth GPS Transceivers

The Bluetooth GPS Transceiver (BtGPS) has a very high utility if you can demonstrate a must-have personal navigation device/solution. Interested? And navigation, I have heard is the necessary base of many rather cool LBS services .... soon to come.... someday?

Adding a BtGPS device to your "mobile" kit will cost around $100 and will be connected to your Symbian Series 60 with Bluetooth features in a few minutes. Then if your smartphone includes a "data plan" that provides you mobile Internet access, well, from that moment on and depending how you adapt to yet another blinking light and its battery hassles, you can:

  • find where you are,
  • locate where someone else is,
  • review where you have been,
  • calculate the best way of getting where you want to go, and
  • recall places or faces of interest you have found or want to find.
  • plus WiFi hotspot radar?

ALL with a geotagging positional tolerance of a only a meter or three.

While there are many BtGPS devices, a MidNight recommendation would include "SiRF" and its chipset SiRFstarIII. These 20-channel, WAAS capable, and massively correlated devices can deliver a 2 meter CEP in low PDOP conditions. Bluetooth positional error of dilution is no greater than 10 meters most conditions. Main differentiations will be blink-blink, battery size, and stuff like TTFF CS and WS. I prefer RoyalTek RBT-2001 due to its smarter and compact implementation, TTFF CS, TTFF WS, and battery selection (identical to most Nokia handsets - 0.700 amp/hr). The RoyalTek's use of an easily-had NiCad battery offers an alternate charging path for the same battery form (12-15v cigarette plug step-down to 5-volt PDA/PND plug-end) which has rescued dead and dieing mobiles too many times to be dismissed.
Once you have the BtGPS figured out, I am encouraging you to immediately download a copy of the MGmaps. It is a very excellent personal navigation device application for your Symbian 60 smartphone. Its a get your map anywhere/anytime via downloading Google Map streets and satelite images via the Google Mobile design.

You can also render the Nokia/Symbian application on your PC just to see it do its thing. You'll need to first check your JAVA and then likely download a JAVA set from the page below...

And you can share KMLs TOO!

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