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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) present Jane Goodall the first AAG Atlas Award at the AAG Annual Meeting on April 16, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

The Atlas Award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding accomplishments that advance world understanding in exceptional ways. Goodall will address the expected 7,000 attendees.

- AAG Newsletter

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/21 at 05:00 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The press release came out at the end of last week and offers no further information - save that the solution involves “self-learning.”

At the same time Bruce Sterling at Wired is all excited about Nokia’s ongoing “indoor positioning” solutions and Microsoft’s use of Tags (2 D bar codes) to help people navigate indoors. (The two videos failed to excite me.)

I’m getting antsy with all this talk - when will these technologies (and the tech from Rosum that uses TV signals for the same purposes) be in use? 

—- original post 9/11/09——

The company is called GloPos and it’s expected to come out of stealth mode next week. Its killer tech? A solution for locating handsets that requires no GPS or wi-fi. Instead it uses cell tower information - but it’s far more accurate than old school algorithms. Further, it’ll run on pretty much any phone (even those older ones in drawers…) with 1-40 meter accuracy, indoors, outdoors and underground. The handset sends a data chunk to servers to prompt return of location information.

How the company will offer the tech (to handset makers, to carriers, etc.) is unclear. The company is a spin off for 4TS in Finland and is headed by two guys with experience at Nokia and Ericsson.

- GigaOm

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/21 at 07:06 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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