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Google maps: each account its personalised map

The Google I/O conference this week was stunning regarding the mapping service; with real enhancements and personalisations. Chipchick resume goes as follows: "Google Maps is already pretty hard to top, given Google’s enormous edge in data. The new version of maps has a stronger focus on personalization – each account will have its own unique map. As you visit and review places around where you live, Google will add them as landmarks to your map, then use those landmarks to recommend new places. Also, instead of throwing up a limited number of pins after a query, Google will show all results on the map, marked with smaller red circles. Clicking on a location will display an information card about that location. Clicking on that location will light up new locations on the map that are somehow related, and you can go on exploring from there. Directions from those locations will be automatically provided, using your location or whatever you have marked as home as the starting p

Belgian apps in geo and mobile

Seems like mobile and outdoor sports are an ideal combination to provide GEO applications.  And as Belgium is full of great and creative companies, the applicaitonsare also quite vast Bike to the moon with g-flux:  in Ghent has been building a large portfolio of apps, sometimes together with partner network.  This includes : - Raceyou - Orbit Cycling Liège company STAR also has stakes in companies like GEOlives.  It also has it own products like SityTrail BE available on the app stores Any other suggestions?

First Belgian GEO-hackaton in Belgium - highlights

With nearly 250 datasets released by different geo-authorities (thank you!) the co-creation hackaton was already a success. Three teams battled during the day to make a useful application from this. Just before the presentation, geo data-owners from Federal and three regions reflected upon a benchmark made by Solvay students on Geo-datasets in neighboring countries. Other actors from the Open Data scene ,like Finland OKFN chapter,, OKFN,… participated in a lively discussion on what is allowed with data, absence of licenses even if datas are released,… The jury and audience listened to following presentations: Team Geosolutions- Geofreedback map (automatic error correction tool on combined map data) Team Nostalgeeks – Nostalgeo (Web/mobile app to map existing data and old data like postcards and maps) Team Nextl@b – Daily Workers Mirgration Analysis (Georeferening statistical datasets for analysis) Access to AppsforFlanders- AppsforEurope went to Nextl@