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Location Based Service and Geo-Fencing

The concept of location based service is really very simple. Imagine you have a map. Pick a point of interest and draw a perimeter around the point. This perimeter is your geo-fence. In the map below the

Trip Recorder Using JavaScript’s Geolocation API and Google Maps

I recently saw Ben Nadel’s blog post that did a great job of introducing the built in browser support for geolocation. I have been meaning to write an iPhone client to collect and save GPS data as

Simple Vertical Tabs

There are really two main ways (or a combination of them) to display menus on your web page: horizontally or vertically. Some sites have a combination of the two. For instance a main horizontal menu with vertically

The Repository Pattern – Part 2

I previously wrote about using the Repository Pattern with Linq to Fluent NHibernate and MySQL. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to refine and extend this approach. I have also noticed quite a few hits

GPS Data Logger using the Netduino

The last blog post, I described how to use the Netduino and the ladyada GPS shield to collect GPS points. Since that time the Netduino folks have made public an alpha release of firmware that supports mounting

GPS using the Netduino

I recently blogged about using the Arduino board as a GPS data logger. I have been using this to collect geo-location data for the Truck Tracker application. In this post, I will explore using the Netduino for

Truck Tracker Is Live

I have deployed the Truck Tracker application to here for now: The application is built using the following technologies: ASP.NET MVC Google Maps API v.3 jQuery DotNetOpenAuth MySQL NHibernate Ninject The intent of the application is

Making The Web Growl Using jQuery

I really like how the Growl application for the Mac works. It provides a notification framework that all applications can use. I often find my self needing to display notifications to the user in my web applications.

Create a GPS Data Logger Using The Arduino

Recently I have been developing an application that leverages GPS tracking. The high-level concept is to track mobile assets via GPS tracking. Each asset will have a GPS unit installed that logs its location. With the availability

OpenID and OAuth using DotNetOpenAuth in ASP.NET MVC

I have an ASP.NET MVC application that I would like to have both public and private features. Typically this is done by implementing an authentication / authorization gateway to gain access to the private features. Previously I