willconsult4food at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 30 10:38:32 PDT 2003
I'm William Buthod. I work as a consultant, implementing IT management
tools and integrating them with notification systems, CRM, etc.
I am a newcomer to GIS, but have been fascinated for years by the
possibility of mobile and wireless technology and pervasive data
"overlaying bits on molecules". Location-based systems are obviously
going to play a big role.
My first introduction to the topic was a lecturer from the MIT Media Lab
who talked about a fictional device, a PDA with GPS, solid-state compass
and attitude sensors. By day, it would provide maps, walking tours, and
such. At night, you could sight along the edge towards a point in the
sky, and from the lat/long, azimuth/elevation and time, it could
identify the patch of sky you were pointing to, pulling up charts of
naked eye objects, and giving links to mythological and cultural
references to nearby constellations. I was enthralled.
I'm interested to see more about what standards and applications are
actually being created and used.
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