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Belysio co-produces world’s first photo-microblogged car rally at NaviEvent in Eindhoven

October 4, 2008

3 embedded geo journalists will report on a 3 country, 30 team car rally that is stress-testing the latest navigation technologies on 7 October – live, from their mobile phone.
Belysio and the Navigation Event in Eindhoven will then co-producte the world’s first photo-microblogged car rally, to field test and benchmark the latest navigation technologies from companies like Garmin, TomTom, Mio and others. The rally will follow a ten hour route through Holland, Belgium and Germany.
“In previous years our seminar attendees, exhibition visitors and members of the press, missed all the fun,“ sayd Pieter Hermans of the Navigation Event. “This year they will be able to follow the rally and funny moments from the exhibition hall with a regular feed of Belysio photo tweets and commentary, as they appear on a large map projected onto the exhibition hall wall.”  Anyone can follow these reports live on the web at the Navigation Event and Belysio websites.
Belysio’s Geo Journal provides a simple interface that allows you to capture a photo and select to which audience you wish to publish it. Before uploading you have the option to annotate it and then publish. It enhances micro-blogging and other forms of lifestreaming by enabling users to automatically location stamp and comment on their photographed experiences , and to instantly publish these. This gives an added dimension of relevancy and authenticity to postings. Geo-tagged photos that are publicly published also enable others to search locations and see the experiences people have shared around a specific location.

The all new Belysio Geo Journal map interface (hybrid mode).

The all new Belysio Geo Journal map interface (hybrid mode).

In the previous rallies in 2005, 2006 and 2007 the participating rally teams had to accomplish several different tasks during each lap. Concurrently the teams had to validate each navigation system they tested.
On this day the competing rally team will drive several laps, to point out the best navigation system and also to win the “Best Navigation Team 2008” Trophy. The rally will feature Intense usage of several types of navigation equipment (multimodal): personal navigation devices, mobile phones with GPS (for on and off-board, and in-dash systems).
The rally is part of the European Navigation Event, fourth edition, to be held at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, on 7 and 8 October. For more information about the event,  contact p.hermans[at] jakajima [dot] eu.