application idea: georeferenced photos

OJW openmoko at
Thu Sep 13 20:00:21 CEST 2007

A variant of this idea: try browsing photographs taken in the local area.

e.g. imagine you're in a foreign city for the first time and you want to know 
what's around you, where is interesting to visit, or which direction looks 
most interesting to wander in.

You could pull-up a list of georeferenced photographs (flickr, etc.) and see 
views of the buildings around you from other angles, views of your position 
from across the river, the view you'll see if you walk down that street and 
turn the corner...

Essentially the combination of GPS and mobile photo viewing would give you the 
power to see around corners.



On Thursday 13 September 2007 08:24, Denis Parchenko wrote:
> Thursday, September 13, 2007, 12:05:39 AM, Alexey wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Sep 2007 22:57:28 +0200, ian douglas <id at> wrote:
> >> ... which doesn't help any if you're in the air-conditioned
> >> afore-mentioned airport in Arizona and you want to know how warm it is
> >> outside ;o)
> >
> > While inside the airport, you also won't get the GPS satellite signal to
> > find out where you are.
>   Is it really impossible somewhere in airport to find out current
> weather outside? For example on some info-boards...
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>  Best regards,
>    Denis
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