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Hidden GPS Tracker Leads Police To Pharmacy Robbery Suspects ...

Hidden GPS Tracker Leads Police To Pharmacy Robbery Suspects ... | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

I've said it before, I love these stories!

 

Two men are under arrest, suspected of holding up several pharmacies in Northeast Philadelphia. And police are crediting the arrest to a GPS tracking device.

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Hipmunk Launches Improved Hotel Search, Complete With Local-Written Neighborhood Guides

Hipmunk Launches Improved Hotel Search, Complete With Local-Written Neighborhood Guides | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

I don't think there is a perfect hotel searching site yet. Having spent hours each night, my pick so far is TripAdvisor but it takes hours reading through reviews. Not sure about locals doing content in that most locals don't stay in local hotels and experience the rooms and service etc. But open to try most things.

 

Travel startup Hipmunk is launching a big redesign of its hotel search feature today, one that should help travelers find a place to stay in the neighborhood that best matches the type of trip that they’re looking for.

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Mapping Toxic Dumping in the Med

in.fondo.al.mar claims that over the last 30 years there has been a series of sinking incidents involving ships suspected of having carried toxic and radioactive waste the Mediterranean Sea.
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China Blocks Google Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps & More - Search Engine Land

China Blocks Google Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps & More - Search Engine Land | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Search Engine LandChina Blocks Google Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps & MoreSearch Engine LandCurrently, Google search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, Google Analytics, Google Drive, and other Google products are currently not working when trying to...
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Finding Gas in New York with Google Maps

Gas Station is a crowd-sourced Google Map showing operating gas stations and gas availability in New York and New Jersey.
The map uses red markers to indicate gas stations that have sold out of gas and green markers to show those that are open.
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Saw an Alpha prototype of Buffalo's "Social Bike" program today. Solar panel and GPS built in. @engaget @SoBi @BuffaloRising #social #bike #buffalo

Saw an Alpha prototype of Buffalo's "Social Bike" program today. Solar panel and GPS built in. @engaget @SoBi @BuffaloRising #social #bike #buffalo | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it
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Locatify

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Turf Hunt is a brand new app from Locatify. Compete against your friends or collegues in an exciting live treasure hunt!

We're extending the SmartGuide platform to add game features and the interaction between teams competing in a treasure hunt game. Game designers can design their games and publish them to players with iPhone or Android Smartphones.

Alpha tests are ongoing with partners and the the Treasure Hunt Game design tools and games will be made available to the public in 2012.


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Chicago Gangs on Google Maps

WBEZ91.5 has been busy mapping Chicago gang territories. The Chicago Gang Map uses Fusion Tables to help map out the Chicago Crime Commission's 'Gang Book'.
Gang areas are displayed on the map by colored polygons.
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New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions At The Street And ... - WOUB

New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions At The Street And ... - WOUB | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

What great research and use of business intelligence on a map. A picture really does tell the story much better than tables and spreadsheets. Being able to see the picture change during time of day and day of the week makes for something very useful. This would be a great tool for modern urban design. Also for helping people decide where they want to live and work.

 

WOUBNew Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions At The Street And ...WOUBOne of the biggest problems with climate change is that, at least in the short term, it's largely invisible.

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Apple Maps confuse 'Batman' - CNET

Apple Maps confuse 'Batman' - CNET | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

Everyone is doing a parody based around Apple Maps. I guess you have to say any publicity is good publicity and 500,000 map requests a week isn't bad for something that people say doesn't work. They'll get it right.

 

Apple InsiderApple Maps confuse 'Batman'CNETI said 'right.' You're not listening." Not many people get to to speak to him like that. The truly sad part, of course, is that people rely on Google and Apple maps so much.

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Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool ... - TechCrunch

Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool ... - TechCrunch | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

I have to agree after my last US road trip. Foursquare was the most accurate app for finding food and attractions. 

 

TechCrunchDennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool ...TechCrunchTonight at PandoDaily's PandoMonthly NYC event, Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley shared some thoughts about the service.

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Location, Location, Location Drives Mobile Searchers to Restaurants - eMarketer

Location, Location, Location Drives Mobile Searchers to Restaurants - eMarketer | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

If you haven't figured it out yet, mobile users are looking for places to eat on their device and the top activities are identifying the location and getting directions.

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Find a Vacation Apartment with Google Maps

There are truck loads of sites like these and there is a risk of app fatigue. Nevertheless many of these apps are good and will find willing users, which provides funding for the developers to keep enhancing them.

HouseTrip.com allows users to search for and book holiday rentals around the world.

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Mapping Barcelona's Immigrant Communities

Seems like most cities have ethnic communities. In European countries they seem to last longer than in countries like NZ and Australia where the young ones integrate. 

 

Barcelona Televisió has used Google Maps to show where the different immigrant communities live in Barcelona.

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plan to track arsonists - The Age

plan to track arsonists - The Age | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

I can see so many scenarios from house arrest to parolees where people will be told that a condition of their freedom is that they have to wear a GPS anklet. Before you know it thousands of people in each city will have one and there every move will be tracked. They are likely to lead police to solve many more problems by association by monitoring these people. Just hope it doesn't go totally nuts.

 

The Ageplan to track arsonistsThe Age CONVICTED arsonists will be monitored using GPS tracking devices for the first time in Australia under a state government push to crack down on firebugs.

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Police used GPS to find attacker of elderly woman - MyFox Washington DC

Police used GPS to find attacker of elderly woman - MyFox Washington DC | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

This is really interesting. Look forward to finding out what they used. Did they get a warrant to track the location of the 'attacker's' mobile? Did they use the GPS on his phone or the telco's location services? What are the implications of this?

 

Police used GPS to find attacker of elderly woman MyFox Washington DC According to a court document, a police "GPS database query yielded information that assisted in identifying... Tryan McElrath....

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In a first, voters to use Google maps in HP polls - Times of India

In a first, voters to use Google maps in HP polls - Times of India | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it
In a first, voters to use Google maps in HP pollsTimes of IndiaDirect yourself to the polling station with Google maps when you go to vote in your state every election, starting with the Himachal Pradesh polls on November 4.
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US Naval Office Looks for Methods to Strengthen, Alternatives to GPS - Inside GNSS

US Naval Office Looks for Methods to Strengthen, Alternatives to GPS - Inside GNSS | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Inside GNSSUS Naval Office Looks for Methods to Strengthen, Alternatives to GPSInside GNSS“GPS has become the technology of choice for many users,” ONR noted in describing its research opportunity.
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With New Funding In Place, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Prepares To Launch In Seattle

With New Funding In Place, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Prepares To Launch In Seattle | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Ride sharing isn’t just for San Francisco anymore. Fresh on the heels of securing $10 million in new funding, SideCar is ready to start its expansion into new markets.
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Google rolls out improved developer console ... - Inside Mobile Apps

Google rolls out improved developer console ... - Inside Mobile Apps | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Read more... Inside Social Games is the first blog dedicated to tracking the convergence of games and social networks. Read more... Inside Mobile Apps is devoted to tracking mobile platforms and social apps for developers.
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Sensegon Plans To Improve Ad Targeting Based On Your Personality

Sensegon Plans To Improve Ad Targeting Based On Your Personality | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

Interesting debate on this story. I don't think the public understand yet, but this is already happening at a browser level, on many of the apps and web sites you visit and as they get smarter, we will start liking advertising and marketing that focusses on our profile, context and location.

 

Adtech companies are trying get better at demographic targeting, especially on mobile, but a startup called Sensegon aims to go a step further — targeting ads based on audience members’ personalities.

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Crime Report: Stolen iPhone Tracked Via GPS | ARLnow.com

Crime Report: Stolen iPhone Tracked Via GPS | ARLnow.com | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

Have you set up Find My iPhone yet? It's free and even if it doesn't get stolen, what a great tool to help you find where you last left it when you can't find it!

 

A iPhone's remote GPS tracking feature saved the day for a burglary victim last weekend. The incident started when a resident of a house invited a woman.

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Yenta, Dating App For Jewish Singles, Uses GPS Technology To Connect Users ... - Huffington Post

Yenta, Dating App For Jewish Singles, Uses GPS Technology To Connect Users ... - Huffington Post | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

Will your grandmother be able to use it? But seriously, I once laughed at the Casio Muslim prayer watch until I found out how many people had bought them. This could be a very trendy must have if you're in New York. 

 

Yenta, Dating App For Jewish Singles, Uses GPS Technology To Connect Users ...Huffington PostYenta is aiming to get away from some of those long, detailed online profiles with a new, more direct approach: The app uses GPS technology to allow users...

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GPS Apps That Fight Obsolescence - New York Times

GPS Apps That Fight Obsolescence - New York Times | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

This is looking very cool unless you are an OEM GPS in-car navigation manufacturer. Buy a cheap app and let it run through your in-car entertainment system. You do get what you pay for when you buy a system with gyros and a big display, but what is more important is quality information such as up to date maps and quality real time traffic information such as from TomTom. Why do I say TomTom? Tracking vehicles vs tracking mobiles for traffic flow as well as access to incident information from authorities makes a big difference. How do you interpret 25 people on a bus with their mobiles, vs people walking on the sidewalk, waiting at a bus stop and cars on the same road. Dedicated licensed car navigation apps or devices and fleet tracked vehicles, combined with analytics from incidents can make a huge difference. 

 

GPS Apps That Fight ObsolescenceNew York TimesBut navigating in a car with a cellphone can be awkward — and dangerous. To avoid looking down at a handset's small screen, an awkward cradle is needed to mount a phone on the dashboard.

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GPS helps Saskatoon cops nab alleged car thieves - CBC.ca

GPS helps Saskatoon cops nab alleged car thieves - CBC.ca | Location Is Everywhere | Scoop.it

Don't you just love these stories. Have you got Find My Iphone or similar software in your mobile? If not, do it now. Whether its your vehicle or house that gets broken into, or you just forgot where you left your mobile. It could be a lifesaver.

 

GPS helps Saskatoon cops nab alleged car thievesCBC.caSaskatoon police say they've caught some car thieves who apparently didn't realize they could be tracked by GPS.

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