I’m building a new mobile game. Imagine sitting in an airport, for example, and being able to join a First Person Shooter Game where all of your opponents are in the same airport – they could be other travellers, airport staff, pilots – anyone. But here is the main feature of this game: The virtual location you see in the game IS the airport and it is created using all relevant data (floorplans of the airport, wayfinding apps, and apps on your phone that are able to map rooms, measure direction, etc.). The game environment in which you travel seeking your opponents is generated using data being generated by their devices as well – sort of a micro crowd sourced battlefield with some help from publicly available data.
Marcin (who lives in Warsaw, Poland) has agreed to work on an MVP of my as yet unnamed Geo-Photo-Stream application for which I am very grateful and excited!
More updates will be forthcoming in the near future. In the meantime if you would like to posit possible names for the app, please do so. If I choose your name I’ll send you a t-shirt (in your size!) with some of my art on it.
Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver is long overdue to for a change. There are 5 blocks in the 800 – 1200 Granville Street, between Drake Street and Robson Street that are prime for redevelopment. Please start here (Drake Street) on Google Maps http://goo.gl/maps/YedPH and view/travel North to Robson Street. These five blocks could be mostly demolished and replaced with a combination of Retail, Office and Housing.
You can read more about Malcolm Lowry, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Lowry