[Geowanking] iPhone Geolocating technology?
brady at oreilly.com
Wed Sep 12 15:51:20 PDT 2007
That is very cool.
Unfortunately the location data is only for the Seattle Metro region,
but it does have the Pocket PC code for their stumbler.
I sent one of the women on the project a ping to find out if they
have more data.
On Sep 12, 2007, at 3:36 PM, Mike Liebhold wrote:
> Intel's Placelab has morphed into POLS - a Privacy Observant
> Location System
> Free POLS code has quite a novel and admirable licensing scheme:
> "... 4. Any collection, use, disclosure, and/or storage of
> personally identifiable
> location information about end-users will be undertaken in
> accordance with the
> Location Aware Privacy Principles.
> Addendum 2: Location Aware Privacy Principles
> 1. End users will be informed, in a manner reasonably designed to
> actual notice and prior to any collection, use, retention, or
> disclosure of
> personally identifiable location information, of the following:
> a. What personal information will be collected;
> b. How that personal information will be used;
> c. To whom that personal information will be disclosed, how the
> will be able to use the personal information, whether the
> recipient in
> turn will be able to transfer the information and whether the
> is obligated to comply with these Principles.
> d. How long (or how often) the personal information will be
> (e.g. at the time of initial connection only, or periodically during
> the use of the software)
> 2. To the extent reasonably practicable under the circumstances,
> end users will
> be given conspicuous notice of the opportunity to prohibit the
> collection, use, retention, and/or disclosure of their personally
> location information in whole or in part, and a reasonably simple
> mechanism for
> taking advantage of such opportunity. Where practicable, a Work
> will provide
> an easy method by which an end user can prohibit such collection, use,
> retention, and/or disclosure, on a case by case basis, at their
> 3. Personally identifiable location information will be deleted
> regularly when
> it is no longer needed by the end-user or for the correct
> functioning of the
> 4. Licensees will implement administrative, technical, and/or other
> appropriate in light of the sensitivity of the data to protect
> identifiable from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or damage.
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