Micello Blog: Indoor Cartography
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The Micello.com place page (micello.com/places) is one of the most frequently visited pages on our website. The page shows all the publicly available locations in our collection.
Last week, this page received a major overhaul and a brand new, and more powerful, interface. Check out a screenshot below.
On the left-hand side, we added a ‘smart-bar’ that automatically calculates and tells you the number of Micello maps that are in your view. In the above screenshot, there are over 6,200 malls, 93 airports and a handful of casinos. Expect this number to quickly increase as we release more maps in our inventory!
Under the map counter, click on the country or city and automatically jump to that view. For example, by clicking on Singapore or Los Angeles, the map reloads to that geographic area and loads the maps
One of the coolest features is that as you zoom in, the pins “enlarge” and represent the venue. For example, the shopping mall pins have shopping bags, airports have an airplane and conferences have people. As Micello expands into more venue types, countries and cities, our Place page is the easiest way for you to discover the maps in the collection.
But that’s not all as there’s a lot more you can do on this page. For example, what if you want to hide all the airport maps? No problem, just click on the blue circle next to airports and it will deactivate. Click it again to turn it on.
All the maps are linked to their respective Social Place Pages (if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, we’ll have a similar blog post about it soon. In short, think of it as a page with real-time Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, FourSquare and Yipit… all in the context of a Micello map).
Select the “Preview” link to the map on the same page, or click “Place Pages” to go to its very own page on the web.
We hope you enjoy browsing the great indoors! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or feedback!
The University of Kentucky Wildcats Mens basketball team won their 8th NationalChampionship last night, and Kentucky fans are already waiting at the Bluegrass Airport to welcome their team, and the new banner home. Check out the micello places page for the latest action from the Bluegrass!
Reverse geocode indoors? Find out how at the O'Reilly Where Conference next week!
The O'Reilly Where Conference 2012 is happening in San Francisco, April 2-4 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. Micello's CTO Dave Sutter will be on hand discussing how to reverse geocode indoors. This is a hot topic that will answer many questions centered around indoor location based services. Don't miss this Location Development Session, Wednesday April, 4th at 1:10pm in the Yerba Buena Salon 9.
When developers work with an outdoor map they place annotations on the map using postal addresses and latitude/longitude points. Working with indoor maps, there is no longer a convenient globally defined address scheme or even a positioning coordinate system. This talk discusses the framework for a developer to place real world objects on an indoor map.
The O'Reilly Where Conference brings together the people working on and using location technologies to come together to explore best practices and emerging trends in software development, tools, business strategies, and marketing. CTOs, marketers, developers, technologists, researchers, geographers, startups, business developers, and entrepreneurs gather to share their experiences and learn from their peers in the areas of Mobile Development, Location Development, Business and Strategy and Marketing.
Location is big business, and location data is even bigger business. Find out more about Where conference 2012 here.
Arkansas's largest commercial service airport has been renamed to honor two of the state’s most well-known citizens, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The newly named, Clinton National Airport, serves over two million passengers a year and spans over 2,000 acres. Currently under construction for expansion, going from 12 to 16 gates, the airport contains three runways, one helipad, and has plans of becoming an international airport by 2020.
How do the Clinton's feel about the new namesake? Bill Clinton said in a statement, "Hillary and I are humbled by the Little Rock Airport Commission's decision ... We are grateful for this honor and for all that the people of Arkansas have done for us. And we look forward to many happy landings at the airport in the years ahead."
We couldn't be happier to annouce that micello has been listed in the Data 2.0 list of Top 100 Innovators. Each year the Data 2.0 advisory board selects companies based on the top cloud data products in their industry, companies who publish the most respected thought leadership editorial in the cloud data industry, and companies who are ahead of the curve in developing potentially disruptive products and services. Micello is happy to be in the running for the top prize at Data 2.0 in April, 2012. You can see the full list of the Top 100 Innovators here.
Last year at the Data 2.0 Conference 2011, over 500 participants from over 200 tech companies were all under one roof to discuss the new online data ecosystem of API’s, social data, geo data, data-as-a-service, and big data. Ankit Agarwal, Founder & CEO at micello, spoke about indoor mapping and micello APIs. His presentation was not only highly applauded, it was awarded as the winner of the Data 2.0 Startup Competition.
You can read more about micello's 2011 win here.
Dont miss your chance to attend the GPS-Wireless 2012 Conference!
GPS-Wireless Conferences was established in 1996. GPS-Wireless presents executive marketing conferences on all aspects of mobile location-based products and services. The conferences are produced by Kevin Dennehy, a columnist for GPS World magazine and well-known industry analyst, in partnership with Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international full-service communications firm based in Norfolk, Va.
Why should you attend? You will have the opportunity to experience top presentations from the top companies-only the most current location market information– no sales pitch from the speakers. There will be hours of networking time with high-level group of industry professionals, more than 15 exhibitors expected, and of course the two-and-a-half-hour Networking Reception.
Learn from industry experts and network with your peers. Register now!
Mobile World Congress 2012 is happening now! This week, Monday through Thursday, Barcelona, Spain will be in full swing. MWC is an annual event, hosting over 60,000 of the whos-who of wireless executives, device creators and software vendors all coming to showcase the latest, greatest developments in mobile technology.
Micello has published an interactive map for the Mobile World Congress 2012. This map features an interactive directory showcasing all of the companies presenting their products at MWC. The micello map allows you to find vendors, and get step by step directions around the conference and not get lost in the chaos. If youre not attending MWC, the micello map lets you get an inside perspective from actual attendees that are checking-in, tweeting and sharing their experience from MWC in Barcelona.
Check out the live map here! There's a ton of activity happening - from tweets and check-ins!