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Thursday, November 01, 2012

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Esri wants you to know:

The Esri Impact Map for Superstorm Sandy is available to media to embed or share as part of ongoing storm coverage. The map shows impacted counties from FEMA and includes demographic data about age, home ownership, home value, household income, and diversity for populations in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

- Esri Media Relations e-mail

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/01 at 07:43 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Waze is launching version 3.5 of its iPhone and Android apps today, which add the ability to share trips with friends, track when friends are reaching your destination, and send pick up requests to friends (even if they aren’t using Waze). The new features are an obvious extension of Waze’s initial goals to make driving more social, and they also make the app more useful to drivers who didn’t have a need for Waze’s original crowdsourced navigation feature. It’s also yet another way for Waze to prove its worth after Apple released its own GPS navigation feature in iOS 6′s Maps app.

The company did a survey and found quite a few people pick up friends, kids and others and thus decided to offer a "share a map with person you are picking up to show when you'll get there" and a "requst a pickup" feature.


waze Blog

MapQuest has updated its app with support for the iPhone 5, traffic based routes, and helpful hints. My favorite addition: hints as to where the next turn is, such as "it's after Lowell St" or "Denny's is on the corner."

MapQuest Blog

Nokia Conversations offers and FAQ about Maps on Windows 8. You know no real person would ask these questions ("What does it mean that the Nokia Location Platform is powering the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem?"), but it does help position the offering.

Nokia Coverations

And, from the "we don't need it" department comes news that sports tracking website Endomondo (we talked about it on a podcast a while back) has teamed up with Powerade (Coca-Cola) to help users hydrate. That's all well and good but the most recent research (Tim Noakes new book) says it's really easy to hydrate: drink when you are thirsty.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/01 at 05:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This is from the "I had no idea" department. It turns out that Storyful, a news curation and verification service, actually verifies the YouTube videos that appear on Google's Crisis maps. In recent days, that means the company has been verifying Sandy videos. Google has a contract with the company to do that curation. What does Storyful do? Per its FAQ:

Storyful has spent the last two years developing a verification process for high-value video content. This process includes some of the following workflows:

(I) Engagement with the member of the community who shared the video in an effort to establish the identity of the original uploader.

(II) Translation of every word that comes with a video for additional context.

(III) Review of the uploader’s history to see whether he/she has shared useful and credible content in the past, or if he/she is simply ‘scraping’ other people's videos.

(IV) Use of Google street view/maps/satellite imagery to help verify the locations in a video.

(V) Consultation with other news sources to confirm events in a video happened as they were described.

(VI) Examination of key features in a video such as weather and background landscape to see if they match known facts on the ground.

That's the kind of thing that would make me choose one social media map over another. I wonder if the company will branch out to other media like flickr and Twitter?


by Adena Schutzberg on 11/01 at 05:32 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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