Annotated Location-feeds

October 05, 2004

Chris' GPS Track

Nokia über-tweaker Chris has implemented an interesting invention. Although the idea is not new as such, it's a working prototype using items you don't have to be a researcher or Bill Gates to afford: tracking & online publishing of his location (see annotated graph here) using a Pretec BluetoothGPS, GSM Tracker, a Nokia 6600, and a custom written server program on his webserver.

This being an application Chris controls himself and can switch on and off at will, there is no reason why something similar could be done with a large network of RFID-readers and e.g. RFID-tagged conference tags for visitors to an exhibition etc. "Journey Path Analysis" all of a sudden takes on a completely new meaning.

Posted by andersja

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