Listener Eric pointed out a news item that discusses how police in the Dutch city of Groningen will be testing a handheld-based computer system which will allow them to access information specific to the areas they are patroling. The article also seems to say that information can be pushed out the systems and that they will be locationally aware. Sounds like a pretty sweet system for police walking the streets.
I was looking up information about state parks for wv and found that they are participating in geocaching. I am sure other state parks are doing this as well. What a wonderful family vacation/weekend activity or day activity if your close by. They have a link to the offical geocaching community site if you want to look up more information for your area. Fun, Adventure, Mystery, Hiking, Technology… what more could you want in a family trip. Just watch where you dig.
A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 64
October 8, 2006
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No, it isn’t the title of a country tune, it’s the challenge of two guys in Albany New York. They’re fixin’ (to continue the country tune theme) to hitch hike to every state capital in the US in 50 days. The challenge starts October 10th and they have until November 29th to pull it off. They’ve posted a Google map on their site charting their travels.
Unfortunately, Morgantown isn’t near West Virginia’s state capital, but if you swing this way guys, we’ll hook you up with some free tshirts!