Category: Research Projects

Twitter Vis of a City

visualization of geo-tagged tweets by Eric Fischer. Not sure about creating “Smarter Transit Routes” though since these arteries are already shaped by public transit but all in all – a very nice project.

Locaccino – Privacy Oriented Location Based Service

Locaccino is a location-centered social application that was developed in the Mobile Commerce Lab at Carnegie Mellon. The idea behind the application was to allow its users to share their location with friends.

Unlike other services, the technology behind Locaccino allows to easily define the times when the user would like to share her locations together with the possibility to create groups according to location preferences. For example, using these preferences, a user can set permissions to show co-workers her location between 8AM – 5PM.

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