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Posts made in April, 2014

Wearable Wayfinding Technology is All the Rage!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in GPS, Tips for the Directionally Challenged, Wayfinding, wayfinding technology | 0 comments

Wearable Wayfinding Technology is All the Rage!

Two of the latest products inquiring (directionally challenged) minds want to know about: SuperShoes and Lechal Haptic Footwear. SuperShoes are insoles that tickle your toes to help you find your way. According to an article in Gizmag by Nick Lavars, these silicone inserts (that you can slip into in “regular” shoes) contain “an onboard microcontroller, a Bluetooth low-energy chip, a capacitive pad under the big toe, and three vibrotactile motors placed underneath the smaller toes.”...

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Maps as a Window into New York City’s History

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in digital maps, maps | 0 comments

Maps as a Window into New York City’s History

It’s easy to consider maps only as a present-day navigation tool, but they can also be a key to the past. If you live in, travel to, or have roots in, New York City, you’ll want to know about an enormous collection of NYC maps recently released by the New York Public Library as free, high-res, digital downloads. http://on.nypl.org/1hjeZOS This map treasure trove includes 1000+ maps of NYC spanning the 17th – 20th centuries, “which detail transportation, vice, real estate...

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