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Written by @gletham   
30 December 2009

At the end of the year its always interesting for us to look at some of the stats and results to identify trends and more important, to see what our readers think is hot! In the "news" category it seems that iPhone related geo tech items were extremely popular. The following are a few of the hottest iPhone related GIS PRs and app releases from 2009.

notification apps on the iPhone for Boating, Trekking & Flying  (LBS Wireless, Australia) - Gone Boating, Gone Flying and Gone Trekking, make it safer for Apple iPhone users to spend time in the Great Outdoors. The applications utilize the GPS, Google maps, calendar and camera features of the iPhone. Each application enables the user to record their departure, destination and waypoint information. They also enable the user to email or post a Twitter message containing their trip details and maps.

iPhone 3G S Available at AT&T - In July, 2009 the game changed as Apple rolled out the iPhone 3G S via AT&T... the 3G S provided a faster experience, more memory, and most important for Geo technology developers, integrated GPS enabling enhanced location services provisioning.

Zoombak App Allows Users to Locate and Track More Quickly and Accurately  - Zoombak users can use the iPhone app to find their Zoombak devices on-demand in real-time. When a user clicks "Find Now", the current location of the selected device is displayed on a map, along with detailed location information including street address, speed, direction and latitude/longitude. Zoombak users can view the location in three different map views on their iPhone: Digital Map, Satellite View or a Hybrid of the two

High-Tech Tour Guide Company Announces iPhone GPS tour guide system for New York City  - From GPS Multi-Media Inc... CityShow NYC, a first-of-its-kind high-tech audio/visual guide to New York City, will provide historic facts, anecdotes, photos, music, and descriptions for hundreds of points-of-interest in Manhattan.
The application uses GPS signals to locate the user and alert them to nearby points-of-interest. It then provides full-stereo audio information about the locations at the touch of a button.

RunningMap Tracking Miles with iPhone App  - From Spin Technologies, Beautifully designed and with a rich feature set, RunningMap.com is a best-in-class route mapping site for runners, cyclists, or walkers, allowing  users to plan their training routes ahead of time or record them after the fact. RunningMap's new companion application Trackometer utilizes the GPS feature of the iPhone to enable users to record time, distance and routes real-time during workouts.

New iPhone App 'Outbreaks Near Me' Locates H1N1 (Swine Flu), Infectious Diseases  - created by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, this fine app enables users to track and report outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as H1N1 (swine flu), on the ground in real time. The application, "Outbreaks Near Me," builds upon the mission and proven capability of HealthMap, an online resource that collects, filters, maps and disseminates information about emerging infectious diseases, and provides a new, contextualized view of a user's specific location - pinpointing outbreaks that have been reported in the vicinity of the user and offering the opportunity to search for additional outbreak information by location or disease.

Get in Shape with New iPhone Application from Trimble  - Trimble AllSport GPS™ for the iPhone 3G is an application designed to help Apple enthusiasts manage their personal fitness regimens. AllSport GPS turns any iPhone 3G into a full-fledged GPS personal trainer, providing the ultimate in convenience for busy professionals, families and travelers looking for an affordable way to stay fit.

New WHERE Application for iPhone OS 3.0 is Live in iTunes App Store  - The application brings user's favorite content feeds to a multi-page dashboard that updates automatically and can be customized for one click access to their most frequently searched information, such as restaurant reviews, gas prices, movie show times, and Starbucks to name a few.

First iPhone Geographic Information System (GIS) application released  (Integrity Logic) - This initial release focuses on the geology of California, and contains 19 layers of information, which can be superimposed, mixed and rearranged in any desired combination. Over the year the company has released applications for a number of States and has more releases planned.

Intermap Technologies' AccuTerra GPS Maps Now Available on App Store  - The AccuTerra App offers iPhone users the ability to purchase and download detailed map bundles covering millions of square miles of the contiguous United States and Hawaii, including special national and state parks. AccuTerra by Intermap was named best iPhone OS 3.0 Beta App by Apple at its 2009 World Wide Developer Conference.

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Last Updated ( 31 December 2009 )
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