workshop 5b. ‘Picture this, Google Earth Live!’ | TMC @ Shanghai World Expo 2010

workshop by Christian van ‘t Hof – Rathenau Institute (Netherlands)

What if data coming from mobiles, payment systems, camera’s and navigational devices are plotted live on a digital map? What kind of applications would you build if you were government, business or consumer organization? During this session participants will receive a brief explanation of the possibilities of GPS, RFID, GSM and other technologies used in the public space and how these technologies could provide live data on the Google Earth platform. Participants will develop their own application for users to navigate through the public space. These applications serve to start a debate on the societal aspects of smart environments: privacy, identity, empowerment and control.