If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland loves its geolocation. And when it comes to camps? There’s no town more campy. So what if you were to take the mapping and combine it with the camping? That would be pure Portland magic. Like MapCamp Hackathon 2014. Which takes place this weekend, January 10-12. Read More
While they might not be able to give you hints on what to get your friends and family, Macy’s and Portland based Meridian just made it a heck of lot easier to find your way around the store, itself. Read More
It’s not often that Portland companies are part of wildly swirling rumory breaking tech news—especially in a positive way. But today, Urban Airship has done just that.
UA has acquired SimpleGeo, a company with a great deal of positive buzz and executives who are well-known in tech and startup circles. It’s a move that definitively puts Portland on the startup map. Pun intended. Read More
For many developers and consumers in Portland, geolocation falls near and dear to their hearts. Whether it’s hacking maps, working with GPS, or using open data to provide interesting details about locations.
It’s that time of year again. Time for all of the Portland geolocation types to gather at one location—or behind a geofence or whatever—for geogeekery of all kinds.
You know how Portland loves the geogeeking. I mean, we’re always hearing about how folks are using geolocation to hack, build products, or simply determine how badass particular Portland neighborhoods may be.
It’s pretty late to be reading blog posts. Whatcha doing? Up hacking on stuff? What’s that? You’re reading this in the morning? Oh. Well maybe you’re still hacking on stuff. Okay. Whatever. Forget the whole time thing. Point is: you’re hacking on stuff.
Well, if you want a little company with that whole hacking, Red Hat invites you to join Max Ogden for Map Hack, a all-night geolocation app hackathon starting at 7 PM Saturday and running until 11 AM Sunday. Read More
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times: Portland loves the camps. And while—this summer—the camps seemed to be a little light, we’ve still got a few on the docket as we saunter into the fall camp camp campity camp season.
One of those camps is WordCamp Portland which I’m not going to talk about right now, because I’m going to be talking about them later. Hint hint.
Another, is WhereCamp PDX, the geogeeking camp for all of you mapping and geolocation types. And if that sounds interesting to you, you’ll be happy to know that WhereCamp has just finalized their dates and location, October 2-4 at Metro. Read More
[HTML2]You ever have one of those posts where you’re really excited by something that you can’t seem to explain sufficiently? Where—conceptually—you get it, but you don’t feel like you’re doing the subject matter justice?
Well, that’s where I’ve been for the past few days with Don Park’s latest project, a fine piece of Portland geogeeking called Geomena, a creative-commons licensed access point location database—or as Don so eloquently puts it “the Wikipedia of access point locations.”
And that, my friends, is a subject which I have not been able to justice. But I’m going to try. Read More