Object oriented locative media: asphalt quality for skates
|(via) geoskating seems to be a compelling project. As described by Just van den Broecke (his author) "GeoSkating in short is about automatic map generation through GPS/mobile combined with real-time location-tagged media and live tracking.".|
GeoSkating aims to automate the generation of interactive, multimedial skate-maps by using the Global Positioning System (GPS), Mobile Phones and the Internet. The key idea is that while skating, GPS position data is being assembled and published to a server through a mobile phone. At the same time the skater can enrich the GPS data with road surface ratings and by submitting media items (pictures, videos). The server will draw geographic maps showing road quality through colouring plus the submitted media on the GPS locations where they were captured. In addition, skaters can also be seen moving in real-time on the map while skating!
Check the website, it's possible to participate! Why do I blog this? just another locative media which I found relevant. I like the "asphalt rating", it's very pertinent. This makes me think about Jyri Engestrom's object-oriented social software: this geoskating is a kind of "object-oriented locative media" in which the object rely on what the author defines as:
Key questions for long-distance inline skaters are: Where can I skate and How is the road quality ? Common geographic maps do not show details like asphalt quality.