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GeoSkating generating skate maps with GPS

GeoSkating a project initiated in Netherlands is hoping to help skaters by automatically generating skate maps using GPS, cellphones and the internet. It works like this: while skating, GPS position data is collected and published to a server via the skater’s cellphone — the skater can also enhance the GPS data with road surface ratings and by adding pictures and videos. The server then draws geographic maps that show the road quality and media at the appropriate locations. Skaters can even be shown moving on the map in real-time. It’s still in the testing phase, but the project is looking for skaters to participate in skating routes — all one needs is a smart-phone that supports Java (MIDP2) with the Bluetooth API (JSR-82).