EVDO GPS WebCam Mapping
|Wednesday, 23 March 2005|
This tip falls into an EVDO Technology preview. Last week we did a 2 Way Video Chat at 60 MPH, then we did a VOIP call over EVDO, this time we use our PC 5220 card, along with our Bluetooth GPS receiver and mapping software to show in realtime, exactly our location, speed, altitude, overview on a map and a realtime view out the window. WOW!
This technology preview is now a reality. See this thread on EVDOforums.com for more information and our recent test. Also, read more about the StompBox.
In the picture below, the car icon moves along in realtime (thanks to GPS), on the map. We have a camera and web cam software that is looking out the front of the car and showing what we see. Finally, the mapping sofware and GPS report back the speed, direction and altitude of the car.
The only thing missing, is a piece of sofware that captures the screen and FTPs it up to a server, every so often, that would allow some very cool new things. This is were the EVDO part of this article comes into play. We will be developing a program for Windows and Mac OS X that does exactly that. It will take a screen shot and upload the screen to a FTP server and repeat based on your settings.
Two ways to watch video - download QuickTime Movie (5mb zip)
(thanks PureStatic.com for hosting the movie) or get copy from iDisk.
Finder -> Go -> iDisk -> Other User's Public Folder -> evdo_guy -> drag 'evdo_gps.mp4' to your hard drive.
Download the iDisk Utility and then grab the movie from our Public Folder.
Down the road
While what you are about to see is available today, using technology that is available today, it probably isn't very usable in the real world, however, for some, it probably is just fine.
If you have a question about anything here, it is best to post your question on the thread on EVDO Forums, as you will get an answer there.
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