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Showing posts from October, 2008

GEO 2.0 presentation at GISoTOPOlis

What is GEO 2.0  What are the trends?  In this presentation (hear it live at gisotopolis event) you will find the key concepts of GEO 2.0 and a good digest of the postings on this blog over the past 6 months: geomashup, crowdsourcing, tracking,... read all about it on this slideshare presentation. GEO 2.0 - geography in (ter) action View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: tonchidot geo2.0 )

License plate goes interactive

Will this service work where others failed? DISY enables users to exchange messages via Belgian licence-plates.You can send messages by SMS or by e-mail to the DISY Web-site. This one will be delivered to the e-mail adress linked to a registered DISY licence plate. DISY stickers are available to put on the cars. The examples are more 'citizen' oriented, like warning that lights are still on etc. One can easily imagine other services like a traffic jam version of the rendez.vous site. Rating ** Interesting concept of interactive use of a licence plate.

Lost and found dogs/cats goes GEO2.0

When I started about a year ago to collect the posters on the street of lost and found dogs, and to point them on an online map, I was far from understanding that a truly GEO2.0 application was initiated.  Whilst first manually adding the different posters, the service of Google maps allows now to other to collaborate and for other to be a search scout and add their posters of lost dog/cats. View Larger Map The website is or . Basically it allows anybody to be a local scouts: if a cat or dog is lost in your area, take a picture of the poster that people have distributed in their street;   add it on the map: GREEN for a found dog/cat; RED for a lost dog/cat.  Anybody can help.  Any suggestions for improvement welcome.

Geo-Tourism example: city trip planner (KUleuven)

One does not always have to go far to see great examples of geo-tourism applications. The CityTripPlanner is a personalized tourist guide application that relieves the tourist from the burden of having to plan his trips in advance and based onan overload of available information. The application instantly generates personalized sightseeing tours based on userpreferences and interests. Together with the city of Leuven (Belgium) a prototype of the CityTripPlannerapplication has been launched and can be accessed via and . Currently, thesite is being extended to include other cities in the Dutch-speaking part ofBelgium, such as Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen. This project is backed by the Flemish Government. The CityTripPlanner application is based on extensive, state-of-the-art research performed at the Centre for Industrial Management of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Rating **