Posts made in September, 2010

Employing the cloud as the hub

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tweet When I first started working for myself, I looked at what infrastructure I required, and then for available on-line services which could fulfill them.  The primary consideration was backup.  My computer was king.  If it all went to pot, I’d set up another computer, and, well, “The King is dead, long live the King”.  The paradigm shifted though when I recently bought my new smart phone.I’m sure the first thing most people think of doing when they purchase a new computing device, is connect it to their computer and configure synchronisation....

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Tracking via Micro Sensor Constellations

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tweet I’d just written a post about relative positioning and how micro sensor constellations could help, then straight into the car for a drive, with the notion still mulling over in my head.  At the end of the article, I talk about tracking people or assets on a freighter, when I realised, I still had my head in the GPS paradigm, rather than thinking from a sensor network perspective. What I proposed was this, that sensors with a known position relative to the freighter, transmit their signal, allowing anyone with a suitable receiver on board to note positions on board.  In...

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The case for relative position and micro constellations.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tweet In the geospatial world, we’re always thinking of absolute positions, though when you think about it, everything is relative.  Our geospatial positions are in fact relative to Lat 0, Long 0.  When using projected coordinate systems, it’s relative to another arbitrary point on the earth’s surface.  I’d like to draw your attention to the Knock Nevis.  At a enormous 458m long, it’s the longest ship ever built.  Now being a ship it’s designed to move around, so it makes sense to base positions of fixed or otherwise assets...

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