Archive for May, 2011

Stats of the Union: Community Health Status data for the iPad

From an unlikely place (GE Viz), a new iPad app has caught my attention today.  Using data from the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report, Stats of the Union presents an interactive exercise in exploring the demographic and health data.  The visualizations are pleasing though a bit hard to read at times.  Excellent example of how [...]

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How much does “GPSing” drain the battery?

You all have probably seen the warning “continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life” for mobile device apps. This is certainly true, but how much does it drain the battery and are there differences between different devices? To get at least a sense, I took iPhone4, first generation iPad, [...]

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Can iPad replace ArcPAD? A review of the iCMTGIS survey software app

Corvallis Microtechnology Inc, an Oregon based company that specializes in survey and mapping soft- and hardware for forestry and related fields, released a free iPad app iCMTGIS last summer, which appears to be a port of their Windows-based and Windows CE-based survey software. This app turns the iPad into a mobile field mapping and data [...]

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Bluetooth GPS receiver from Dual Electronics

For the geospatial folks, here’s a new Bluetooth based GPS receiver specifically made for iOS devices which allows your wi-fi only device to now be able to geolocate itself.  Rechargeable through USB or a car lighter adapter, it’s an interesting for adding functionality to iPad (1 and 2) and iPod touches and seems could be [...]

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