Saturday, May 07, 2011

Visualise Your iPhone Data on Google Maps

Last week much of the world was shocked to discover that smartphones store location data. Now that some of the furore has died down we are beginning to see some useful tools that let phone users visualise their location data.

The New York Times Company Research and Development Lab has released an application to help iPhone users access and visualise the location data held on their phone. If you use the tool you are also agreeing to the data being stored anonymously. The Times says that "at a later date researchers will be able to request access to the collection of location uploads."

The application uses Google Maps to let you view the location data on your iPhone by time of day and allows you to animate your tracks on the map.


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