18 Mar 2008

Congratulations OSM

A corner has been turned, the nice people from OpenStreetMap (OSM) have got some cash from Europe... here.

Seems they've given themselves a public name in order to package their offering 'CloudMade' - which is nice - and maybe we should join them - '3DCloudMade' anyone?.

17 Mar 2008

In to XTech 2008

Our submitted Talk Brief / Abstract has been accepted for XTech 2008. It's not clear who and when we'll be there, but I suspect we'll be there somehow.

Meanwhile the idea that although Quakr is the best idea on the world ever, it might not make us all rich is becoming clearer. After talking to XTech 2007, then being headhunted to talk at Where 2.0, then a couple of possible investors, then getting to the last 30 of 268 companies which applied to Seedcamp, then a couple of other nice people... it seems we're a bit ahead of everything and everyone. We're right of course that the new world will be a user generated environment and the other people who are trying to control a single set of 3D map data are wrong, but for now it may be time to leave it alone. Investment is not the thing that will turn this best ever idea into something with a reasonable return. It's still lots of fun and we'll more than likely still bug you all with it until we find the killer app that makes it financially interesting.

12 Mar 2008

related or relevant 03/08

- Upgrade to Google 3D

- 3d GPS by Dash

- Lane pictures on GPS device

- Electronic Compass != GPS


- Tech Talk on urban neo geo

- Google Skymap

- Glasto Earth (the expensive mans this)

- Panoramia has 4 million geotagged photos (here)
- Flickr has 1.5 million geotagged photos (here
=> maybe quakr should start speaking to Panoramia?

- Sandy learns about Gravity in WOW