[Geowanking] ike: GPS, electronic compass, laser distance meter, inclinometer, camera
rich at testingrange.com
Wed Feb 11 14:48:21 PST 2004
I've been ranting around Etech with the idea of a small linux based geo
annotating device based on a gumstix board.
On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Ben Discoe wrote:
> This appeared on Slashdot yesterday, and i'm surprised nobody has mentioned
> it here. 'ike' is a gadget from a New Zealand company:
> There is nothing about price on their site, but in the Slashdot discussion:
> the number US $8,000 was mentioned.
> Naturally, this is a dream device for any geowanker: generates georeferenced
> features and photos with a few clicks of a button, theoretically enabling a
> vast number of cool things.
> Of course, at that price point, they can only hope for a very small number
> of deep-pocketed early adopters, possibly large companies with research
> It seems likely, however, that a suitably skilled geowanker could assemble
> this kind of system themselves from parts, for a much cheaper price.
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