Posts Tagged ‘GPS’

Google Earth, Your GPS and a Trail

Google Earth has teamed with Trimble Outdoors to bring you interactive hiking information, you can view hundreds of hikes that have already taken place, complete with personalized content, like videos, pictures, points of interest, etc, and then you can click one button and the exact trail route will be sent to your GPS enabled phone or device. How cool is that?

Many of you reading this may already know that Trimble Outdoors has partnered with Google to provide Google Earth viewers with GPS-based interactive hiking information. We?re very excited about being able to share all the great GPS content we’ve developed over the years and through partnerships with magazines including Backpacker, Bicycling and Mountain Bike. It?s an outstanding resource for outdoors enthusiasts, or really, anyone who wants to do a little research before setting out on a hike. You can access lots of multimedia info on fitness and outdoor adventures, including routes, points of interest, pictures, video segments and even audio clips. Essentially, anytime, anywhere you can launch Google Earth, you can view hundreds of hikes that have already been logged and completed, and view personalized web content. Then, through the convergence of Trimble Outdoors? technology and Google Earth, you can click one button, and the exact trail route is exported to your GPS-enabled phone.

This partnership between Google Earth and Trimble Outdoors is designed to support the community of outdoor enthusiasts with exciting new ways to explore the earth and share adventure stories online. Source: Hikes on the fly

Check out the screenshot they posted here. Download Google Earth by clicking on this link,

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - April 13, 2007 at 5:06 pm

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Wi-Fi Mesh and Google Earth

It must be Google Earth day around here, lots of interesting stuff I have found so far today. Download Google Earth by clicking this link,

Skypilot has integrated SkyControl with Google Earth mapping service, and using the GPS positioning capabilities they can provide automatic and dynamic mesh network visualization, which means they can actually see which nodes are functioning, etc, so they can see power outages, and much more. This will also allow them to visualize all of the networks before they actually install them, so they can be sure of complete coverage. Here is the press release.

Here is what they had to say at GigaOm has to say,

Indian network operator LifeStyle Networks relied on Google Earth to plot and rollout a 20 square kilometer network for 500,000 residents in Mumbai using Strix hardware, according to Light Reading (LifeStyle plans to cover the rest of the city in 6 months). The company used Google Earth to decide where the radios should be placed so that the whole city could be covered with a signal, and then used GPS-based location data of the hardware to create an online network map over Google Earth.

The article says the company can feed info from Strix?s network management software into Google Earth to see the details of the connections of the nodes ? if they?re live and if any radios are not operating correctly. Source: Google Earth Meet Wi-Fi Mesh

Meraki, who use Google Maps for it’s dashboard management tools, says you can just enter it into Google Maps to see your network, and they are going to allow you to see your network in real time by exporting that data into Google Earth in the next release. That would be some pretty cool Google Earth Layers.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 22, 2007 at 8:12 pm

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