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Thursday, January 27, 2011

But this week the organization [Ushahidi parent org, Swift River] announced that it is adopting an open source alternative called GeoDict. GeoDict, which was created by ReadWriteWeb contributor Pete Warden, detects, standardizes and returns coordinates for text regarding 2.7 million locations around the world. As a part of the deal, Warden has officially joined Ushahidi parent organization SwiftRiver.

A Web service is planned.

- RWW
- Swift River Project Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/27 at 04:47 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“how’s market penetration of Geomedia these days ? #doomed? I get the feeling that the only 2 options in GIS World nowadays are ESRI or OSS.”

- @jaykayone

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/27 at 09:56 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Nokia:

“Nokia’s fourth quarter 2010 net sales increased 6% to EUR 12.7 billion, compared with EUR 12.0 billion in the fourth quarter 2009, and increased 23% compared with EUR 10.3 billion in the third quarter 2010.”’

NAVTEQ:

“Net Sales. Fourth quarter 2010 NAVTEQ reported net sales increased 37% year-on-year to EUR 309 million, compared with EUR 225 million in the fourth quarter 2009, and increased 23% compared to EUR 252 million in the third quarter 2010. The year-on-year and sequential increase in reported net sales was primarily driven by improved sales of map licenses to mobile device customers as well as higher navigation uptake rates in the automotive industry. Sequentially, net sales also benefited from a stronger market for personal navigation devices (PNDs). At constant currency, NAVTEQ net sales would have increased 33% year-on-year and 27% sequentially.”

- The FINANCIAL

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/27 at 09:43 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
by Adena Schutzberg on 01/27 at 09:34 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

It’s frankly sad that there needs to be an iPhone app called TomTom Now. The $2 app allows you to paste a “one field” address in, that’s then parsed and sent to the TomTom app. Why? The TomTom app makes you input each field separately.

- PC World

Sony’s NGP (confirmed today, DVICE among others has coverage) will include GPS functionality, so of course there’s a tool to track yourself and the games going on around you. “An application built into the device called “Near” is an ongoing map allowing you to track where you are and where you have been. Near connects with the PSN to find out what games are popular in your current location, allowing you to buy games on the spot and jump into impromptu Hot Shots Golf tournaments if that’s what everyone’s playing.”

- Pushsquare

“New Company Crowdsources Location-Based Talk Radio”

- Mashable has invites for Broadcastr

RFID in your shoes to trigger deals via Foursquare? How is that better than the phone doing it?

- Wired UK

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/27 at 09:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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