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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Butterfly Award

Mas Hartanto, tix me an email that I got 'bingkisan lebaran'
suprising me a little bit, coz havent guess what was that?
mmmhhh.. he it is:

This award, just really alert me that almost 1 year no update in this blog :(
Having another interest in regional planning made me spare couple much time in it.
I got wasted! ;)

mas hartanto's email:

Mbak Novi,
Selamat Lebaran,
ada parsel tertinggal untuk mbak, sila simak di:
semoga berkenan

: )

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Aims Concept of GPS Shield for Fast Tsunami Alert

For almost two years since the biggest Tsunami happened in Asian Region, many scientist still doing some research on it. The German Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS) of the Research Center for Geosciences in Postdam Germany. The most remarkable concept changing that it was offered last year is: when they take the new ground - based systems takes real time measurement of vertical ground motion - the type of fault movement more likely to produce tsunamis.

The German conception of the establishment of a Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean is based on different kinds of sensor systems. In ca. 90 % a tsunami is generated by an earthquake but also volcanic eruptions and landslides may be the triggering events. The conception aims at achieving indicators of a tsunami and its dimension by the analysis of different measurements at a very early stage. While a tsunami wave in the wideness of the sea spreads out with a speed up to 700 km/h, in the treated region a period of about 20 minutes elapses between the wave's generation and the first contact with the Indonesian mainland. In this timeframe the sensors, which will be installed at different locations inside the considered propagation areas, are able to rapidly detect deviations from normality (anomalies).

The sensors of the Tsunami Early Warning System comprise
seismometers, GPS instruments, tide gauges and buoys as well as ocean bottom pressure sensors.

In a central
warning center in Indonesia remarkable sensor data immediately is verified with a multitude of pre-taylored tsunami simulations to derive and to deliver trusted warnings.

By the involvement of local scientists and technicians in the framework of the
Capacity Building Programme and by targeted actions to raise awareness regarding the tsunami threat the realisation of a long-term strategy towards the prevention of disastrous losses of lifes is aimed at
GPS Land Stations are installed at the coastline of the Indonesian mainland and at the islands off Sumatra. Their main task is the detection of horizontal and vertical deformations of the earth's surface due to a strong earthquake. This can be done in a very short time and with an accuracy of few centimeters.

Both the buoys and the tide gauges are equipped with GPS instruments, too, which monitor their particular location and shifting regarding the horizontal position and the altitude.

Furthermore, new technologies like
GPS reflectometry are studied and evaluated regarding tsunami early warning issues

If we can describe graphically:



Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NOKIA 500 - a New PND's

Here we go...

Nokia, on its GPS world issue october 2007, has signaled that it intends to be a dominant player in the location based services (LBS)

Nokia is making its presence felt in the personal navigation market and the new Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is another addition to its lineup. The first handsfree PND from Nokia, it is geared towards in-car navigation and communication. The navigation device doubles up as your Bluetooth handsfree kit for compatible mobile phones. The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation features a 4.3" wide color screen, which is convenient to view not only maps but also your contacts. Nothing out of the ordinary, it features turn-by-turn voice directions, but as an added bonus, it features text-to-speech for speaking out street and city names. POIs and the like are the usual lot on pre-installed maps, which will be based on the target market.

An interesting and useful feature is the integration between the device's navigation and communication features allowing you to receive contact details for the POIs that are en route to your destination - this lets you call in advance and make a reservation, for example.

The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation also supports Traffic Message Channel service letting you avoid jams. The useful split screen interface on the device gives additional info to aid you in navigation.

The device does not fall short on entertainnment, and comes equipped with an integrated FM transmitter. Targeted for a Q4 2007 release in Europe, the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is expected to retail at € 300 (excluding taxes). It should hit the US and other markets after that - which may mean a holiday season release or an early 2008 release
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