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Taxi GPS data helps researchers study Hurricane Sandy’s effect on NYC traffic

Hurrican Sandy offered a chance for Illinois researchers to try out a new computational method they developed that promises to help municipalities quantify the resilience of their transportation systems to extreme events using only GPS data from taxis.

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Indoor Navigation via Photos

Jules White is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Vanderbilt University. I interviewed him earlier this year on a special IEEE issue on augmented reality. I did not know he was working on an indoor navigation system at his...Read more

The Value of Time-Stamped and Real-time Geodata

Our look at the temporal aspects of spatial and location data raise some questions: How do we visualize them? Do we need quick turnaround high definition video from space or is it a solution in search of a problem? What is PlanetIQ's business model for its weather and climate...Read more

Solving Indoor Positioning - SiRFusion: CSR’s New SDK

Today, CSR, a company primarily known for their GPS chip technology, has announced a software development kit (SDK) for Android to integrate the SiRFusion library into  mobile apps running Android 4.4 or later for indoor positioning. According to Dave...Read more

Mapzen Makes an App Because Open

Mapzen is an open source tool and services provider, not an app company. But this week it released an app. Why? To eat its own dogfood. (I've always loved that metaphor.) We decided to make mapping app entirely from open source software and open data as a...Read more

The Next Wave of Cybersecurity Issues as We Approach the IoT

I attended a presentation today by Michael Lee, Cyber Security Research Manager at CFDRC, who explained that the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new front in cyber security and exposes vulnerabilities to many types of devices and systems. On the top of his list...Read more

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