the future motorbike drivers might soon be exciting as LiveMap is looking to fund a project that would bring built-in navigation and augmented reality into helmets.
the motorbike helmet, which is currently listed on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, comes with technology and features so powerful only fighter pilots currently have access and is backed up by the Moscow Department of Science.
so we can all imagine a motorbike helmet with Google Map, right? 🙂
read more [www.mashable.com]
Google Maps has just released a new feature called, “My Location.” it shows you as a blue dot on the map hence helps you walk the right direction or guide you while hiking an unfamiliar trail. not only that, Google Maps now also offers indoor tracking for Android users!
see more [googleblog.blogspot.com]
this could give the romantic PINOYs an idea how to use technology when proposing to their chosen ones, see how Google software engineer Ari Gilder used Google Maps to direct his girlfriend around New York en route to her prize, a wedding proposal.
Ari Gilder orchestrated the “ultimate romantic scavenger hunt” for his girlfriend, Faigy, to ask for her hand in marriage.
“I recently decided to propose to my girlfriend, Faigy. I knew I wanted to do something meaningful and —yes—a little over the top, so I decided to put my software engineering skills to work to create the ultimate romantic scavenger hunt. On the road to ‘The Big Question,’ I wanted Faigy to visit places around New York City that were filled with memories of our relationship. My plan was to construct a map of the route and get my girlfriend from one destination to the next, all with the element of surprise. Google Maps gave me the tools I needed to make the magic happen.” said Gilder via Google Blog.
now if you know any better PINOY (geeky) marriage proposals, who could beat this story, just post it here! 🙂
23yr-old Wayne (a software developer @ the UP National Telehealth Center) has contributed more than 1500 map features, won a USD50K donation from UNICEF for the Philippines.
“I’m so excited to have won this global competition because it represents a win not just for me, but also for the Philippines,” said Wayne. “To be frank, I entered the competition to win the US$50,000 for our country, and I hope that my win encourages more Filipinos to contribute to making the online map of our country even better. We Filipinos are known for our spirit of bayanihan, and this is a great way for us to come together in the Internet era to make life better for our fellow kababayans by literally putting their communities on the digital map.”
the global mapping competition (dec15 2009 to jan31 2010) hopes to improve maps of places we all know and love, plus a chance at becoming a local hero.
encouraging ALL IT PINOYs to do the same and put Philippines to the Google Map!! 🙂
due to privacy complaints, google has blurred or totally removed some of it’s best street view shots.
google street view is a feature in google maps, where a 360 view of a place can be seen.
it’s a quite kewl since you can pan and rotate your view as if you’re there.
some however clamor that showing faces of ordinary people can be quite invasive…
read more [i.gizmodo.com]