The Latitude history in Google Earth


If you use Google Latitude, you’ve likely tried to view your travels in Google Earth. However, when you go into Latitude to export it, you’ll find that it only can do a single day at a time. Fortunately, Don Barker of GIS-Elektrika has posted a very simple workaround.



When exporting to KML, the URL that it generates contains a “startTime” and “endTime”. By manually adjusting those numbers, you can get a whole range of dates in a single file! Don advises that you just enter some lower random numbers to make it happen, but the Ask Metafilter post that started this idea has some additional tips.

Do you use Google Latitude? I have it enabled on my phone, but tend to use Foursquare more often. Still, the potential of Latitude is quite amazing, and it’ll be interesting to see what Google does with it in the future.

Urbanflow Helsinki

Urbanflow Helsinki is a concept by Nordkapp and Urbanscale to envision and build an operating system for everyday life in the cities.

Urbanflow Helsinki from Nordkapp on Vimeo.

This concept is a first of many, and revolves mainly around the situated screens and their potential use cases. Please check back here and in August for more detailed information about the case and it’s background.

We like the last line – ‘it will happen somewhere, lets make it happen here’. We used almost the same line in terms of London only yesterday with regards a different project… it will happen somewhere and we really hope to see Urbanflow in Helsinki soon.