More on BLue2CAN - Camera Area Network for Nikon
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Why aGPS is not really a great idea genreally....
"Sprint decided to attempt to obfuscate the free GPS services that Java provides. Sprint has threatened the creator of Mobile GMaps with legal action... unless Mobile GMaps makes it difficult to provide Sprint users with GPS services."
Saturday, May 26, 2007
FaceBook User Satistics
Facebook says its current photo sharing service is one of the most active in the world, with:
- 1.7 billion user photos
- 2.2 billion friends tagged in user photos
- 160 terabytes of photo storage used with an extra 60 terabytes available
- 60+ million photos added each week
- 3+ billion photo images served to users every day
- 100,000+ images served per second during its peak traffic windows.
Facebook now ranks as the sixth-most trafficked site in the United States.
When the Palo Alto, CA-based company launched in 2004, it allowed only college students to join. Eight months ago it opened to anyone, and membership has since doubled to 24 million, according to the research firm ComScore. The site gets more than 40 billion page views per month.
Overall, the site says it is growing 3 percent per week --100,000 new users per day.
The fastest growing demographic is those 25 and older.
Primary rival MySpace remains almost three times larger with 67 million active members.
Future Image Inc. (www.FutureImage.com)
Friday, May 25, 2007
Geotagging Statistics - Flickr hits 500 million today, Photobucket two billion over, and Kodak's EasyShare +One billion
In my ongoing effort to consolidate whatever statistics on photo blogging and related geotagging, I ran accross this:
And the winner is: Flickr hits 500 million images
Other rumors - Kodak Easyshare is a billion plus and Photobucket is better than twice that again... and that is only a small fraction of what likely is floating around out there...
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Most Popular Point/Shoot and Camera Phones
Flickr sharred geotagged images today counted 16,980,000
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
BLUE2CAN(tm) is the next-generation integrated geotagging solution from Red Hen Systems for Nikon's D200 and D2X SLR cameras.
Integrating off-the-shelf Bluetooth GPS units and the industry leading Nikon D2X and D200 cameras, the BLUE2CAN allows users to automatically capture geospatially referenced images in the easiest, most reliable collection method today.
Red Hen’s BLUE2CAN establishes for the first time a "camera area network" Bluetooth solution that automatically links common Bluetooth GPS devices directly to the appropriate Nikon camera. Through Red Hen Systems' patent pending Camera Area Network, the Nikon D2X and D200 (and soon other digital cameras and handicams) GPS positional data is streamed into the camera and merged into the EXIF meta-data of the JPEG image file.
BLUE2CAN's spatial EXIF metadata information can be used to map these geotagged images by:
· Google Earth/Maps
· Yahoo’s Flickr
· Virtual Earth and other 3D Worlds
· Red Hen Systems MediaMapper, PixPoint and GeoVideo products
· The Bluetooth GPS unit may be mounted on top of the camera, carried in a pocket, put on the dash of your car, or placed in the scene
· Bluetooth wireless integration eliminates all cables
· Instantly inspect and view data on the camera LCD
· Very simple to use, just plug it in and go.
· Industry standard GPS geo-tagging offers compatibility with most GIS and mapping systems
· Includes IsWhere picture mapping software that operates in conjunction with Google Earth
· Release date 5/25/2007
· Price: $279.95 without Bluetooth GPS
Red Hen Systems, Inc.
2850 McClelland Drive Suite 3900
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Comparing HOT sites for Google and Yahoo...
Microsoft and Yahoo might make finally good use of Virtual Earth ... if they can get together and their bloggers decide they will not (or can not) mash to Google Earth/Maps? It interesting that Flickr didn't make it ot Yahoos top sites...
Friday, May 04, 2007
Photo Web Sites Market Share
Apparently things are not really going well over at Flickr.
If Photobucket is around 2.5 billion images currently then the best guess of on-line imagery would suggest more than six billion images on-line - up from essentially zero eight years ago? Photobucket looks to be the dominate service by a factor of severn or eith over the next best Yahoo Photos. No wonder Microsoft is sniffing around buying Yahoo?
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Calling all Ricoh Geo-imaging Pointographers
FREE Google Earth Geotagged Image Viewers - SAVE $200!
Got Ricoh geotagging? If you do, your geo-image map making just became FREE. No more need for a $200 ouit-of-date software...! If you are an owner of one of Ricoh's Geo-Imaging products like the Capio RR1, the Capliio RR30, the RDC i700 or their newest model the Ricoh Caplio 500SE you do not really need a geotagger software. What you do need is either Google's Picasa Photo Catalog or Red Hen's IsWhere utility. Both solutions are free and allow the user to display and review his geotagged images on Google Earth.
Picasa is a great tool that resides on your PC, handles the cataloging of your images, has great tools and features including the ability to post and share some of your local photos with friends via Picasa.NET. Most importantly for you "pointographers" is that each goetagged image is identified by a geotagged symbol and when needed can be displayed via its position on Google Earth. Picasa 2 Free Download and Net Storage
Alternatively if you have already settled on a image cataloger like ACDC, Microsoft Image, or one of the many others, you can download IsWhere and there-after have immediate access to geotagged images via Google Earth. Drag and drop a image or a selection of images or just browse and highlight the directories you would like to display on Google Earth , hit the <CR> and Google Earth is loaded, and any geotagged image in your selection is placed. Simple and to the point....