Monday, January 9th, 2012
Geo-tagging has become ingrained in the DNA of the online — and particularly the mobile — browsing experience. A study from Forrester Research released in December, found that five percent of American adults had used a location-based online service of some kind in the last month.
From photography aficionados filling Flickr pages with latitude-and-longitude marked images, to chat sessions and blog posts linked to GPS data, the Web is increasingly anchored to the surface of the physical world on which we live. Read more.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Information that is geotagged or geolocated means different things to different people. With our vision here at UrtheCast being to aggregate any and all online geotagged media and content, geotagged means any web news, media, or information that has a location attached to it. Technically speaking, if you move a book from one side of the table to the other, that is a new piece of geotagged information. From a more practical standpoint, geotagged media and content refers to Tweets, Facebook check ins, Yelps, blogs and a significant portion of other online news and media. Read more.
Friday, November 4th, 2011
UrtheCast is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). Under the terms of this agreement, the Russian Federal Space Agency has committed to providing the prelaunch preparation, space launch and delivery, installation, and maintenance of two UrtheCast cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS). This agreement is a continuation of the exclusive agreement signed with RSC Energia, who currently acts as the prime contractor on ISS related projects. Read more.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Geotagging is the recording of the longitude and latitude information attached to a picture, video, or other document posted online. This information lets users know where the item is originating. If you are a smartphone user you will notice that your phone has been asking to track your location when you download certain apps. In a lot of cases this allows you to gain information that is relevant to you based on your location from other users who have geotagged their information. Read more.