What Happens When A Billion People Worldwide Become Equipped With The Tools Of Visual Communication?
In the past four years the number of cameras in people’s hands worldwide has increased by 600%. It will double again over the next five years. Total number of cameras of all kinds sold in 2000: 85 Million units. Projected 2008 sales: One Billion units. Pervasive, web-connected imaging and the explosion of user-generated visual content are transforming how we communicate with each other in our personal, work, and community lives.
What happens when a billion users of many cultures, and scores of engineers and entrepreneurs, focus on new ways to enrich customers’ lives through imaging? What happens when R&D is fueled by an order-of-magnitude increase in economic reward? And what happens to the industry’s business models and value formulas?
FutureImage - 6Sight
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Red Hen Systems has a growing list of international users. In the
immediate moments after an natural disaster confusion is the norm as large
effort is expended to realize the extent and severity on the affected
communities. Spatial multimedia or the indexing of images, video and
audio tied into building of a minute-to-minute dynamic map of that
information as provided from the field then immediately sharing and
distributing that content via the web. Sort of bare-footed-CNN
as an effective pathway to insight and conditions in the immediate
aftermath. Reality is connected to place, access can be understood, and
the immediate needs of triage addresses. A hard reality would be to
claim this content as near-real-time citizens "disaster-casting". This
sort of on-the-sport at the moment personal notice and will likely become
more a feature of our daily awareness than less.
Red Hen Systems wants to help harness and enable geo-photographers,
photo-geographers, and all those skilled in every-day pointography to help
accelerate accurate information to assist all in understanding those
affected, to enable effective timely assistance, and help document the
good, the bad, and ugly of recovery. Sort of big stuff but we are going
to give it a fair go. Interested?
As a first step, Red Hen is going to try to enable those of our clients
and any of you with interest and skill and likely guts to assist in the
geo-tagging of this critically valuable information, essentially those willing
to do this sort of "on-call" work, to jump-in and
help, to cross-list on volunteers and commercial outfits
willing "to do first" and "talk later" basis via the following site:
Geotagging and Disaster Mapping
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Essentially it looks like Yahoo does not want nor will they permit their API to geocode/geotag information that is later mashed or passed-over to Google Earth or Map? Something here IMHO...
"Phoogle Maps (pronounced like Foogle Maps) is a PHP class that integrates itself with the Google Maps API and with the Yahoo Geocoding API to make an easy to use interface to display Google Maps on your site."
Mapperz Note to Users: Check the Yahoo Maps API Terms and Conditions before investing time on this. There maybe infringement using the Yahoo Geocoder with Google Maps.
Mapperz's Phoogle Maps Blog Article
Monday, January 15, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Man, I hope this isn't the start of geotagged porn? I sort of liked the mystery of not really knowing where.... Stay tuned to see if they turn to the "dark-side"?
Well folks, it seems like I’ve gone and inadvertently gotten our beloved Zooomr’s servers pounded (No pun intended ). I posted a set of images up on the “Babes of CES” that’s making it’s way around the Internet on some of the more popular sites out there… Kristopher and I are sitting here at Massimo Cafe in San Francisco working on getting things optimized and back up to the smooth running Zooomr that we all love so much.
Sorry about any inconveniences.
Denial of Babes
& Breasts (DOBB) Attack