SENSOR/GPS DATA INTERPOLATION

The issue start with the different kinds of data. We got 1903 light data from sensor which was based on time, and got 107 GPS points which was based on distance.

So, the problem need be solved here is interpolate more GPS points for each light data. Here is the JAVA program.

STEP 1, IMPORT DATA

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STEP2, INTERPOLATE DATA

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STEP 3, EXPORT DATA

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With this program we got a new CSV files with 1903 data include light data and gps data. Here is the QGIS visualize the data. (The blue point is the original 107 GPS points we got, the red point between is the new point we interpolate.)

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THE LIGHT DATA AND VISULIZATION TEST

We got the light data from the photocell sensor in Arduino, and got the GPS data as well. The files we got is the light data CSV file(3000 data) and the GPS data (gpx file with 63 track-point).

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(The image show the light changes through the route.)

 

(Route through downtown)

 

CIRCLE DIAMETER

(QGIS circle diameter of the light data test)

Augmented reality architecture in japan

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The digital production company Qosmo teamed up terada design architects to create N Building,
a commercial tower in Tokyo that has an augmented reality facade. the two companies collaborated
to design a facade using two-dimensional QR codes that can be read using a mobile phone. users can
point their device at the building and see up to date info from all the shops within. Qosmo also
developed an iPhone application that allows people to see comments left by users, browse shop info
and even download coupons. the comments are tagged through twitter using GPS and are continuously
updated.

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It’s really an amazing idea!

Is every building in cities will be like this in future?

Small Technologies Make For Big Politics

“Hacktivist” Ricardo Dominguez, head of the Calit2’s b.a.n.g. (bits, atoms, neurons, genes) lab at UCSD, is exploring the ways accessible technologies can create new constituencies around otherwise intractable problem, dislodging institutional and political paralysis, and creating a great deal of controversy along the way. His Transborder Immigration Tool is a simple cell phone app that helps guide illegal immigrants to water stations placed in the desert between Mexico and Southern California, augmented reality as a tool for basic human survival and a lightning rod for political controversy:

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More info on other projects by Dominguez, and a discussion on the controversies they have created here. Domiguez’ website has a number of his articles. CALIT2 supports a number of trans-disciplinary research initiatives that straddle technology, biology, nanotechnology, political agency.