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Google Goes Underwater

September 26th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Technology, The Web

Google announced yesterday the first underwater imagery in Google Maps. And among the locations you can explore are Hanauma Bay on O’ahu, and Molokini crater off Maui. Evan Rapoport, former island resident and now Google employee, wrote: “This is definitely the coolest thing you’ve seen in a long time. You can now use Street View to […]

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Hawaii Gets Big Google Street View Update

June 19th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Miscellaneous, Technology, The Web

Google today added over 200 popular Hawaii visitor attractions, historical sites, resorts, parks, schools, and golf courses to its Google Street View collection. And the expansion takes Google’s 360-degree imagery of the Aloha State beyond the open road. The announcement was made at a special media event at Hanauma Bay this morning (more photos here). […]

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On to the Hackathon, Maps at the Ready

January 5th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Government, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

This year is looking to be a big year in open data, e-democracy, and Gov 2.0. More information is coming online, and more people are thinking of ways to use it. Among the most interesting areas is in mapping and location-based applications.

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Fun with Geotags

September 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Photography, Technology, The Web

As a fan of geolocation technology in all of its interesting and frightening forms, I was glad to stumble across San Francisco photographer Eric Fischer‘s visualizations on Flickr. In “Locals and Tourists,” Fischer created maps of the geotags embedded in photos, and then separated photos taken by locals from those taken by tourists (and from those […]

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Google Street View in Hawaii

November 9th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Technology, The Web

Hawaii is finally included in the “Street View” of Google Maps. The news was announced today in a great post on the Official Google Blog by one Laura Melahn, Product Marketing Manager, who says she was born and raised on Oahu. She links to Waimea Bay and Iolani Palace. There’s even a specially curated collection […]

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Google Street View in Hawaii?

April 17th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 18 Comments · Hawaii, Technology, The Web

Google Street View is an immensely popular, though sometimes controversial, feature of its mapping products (like Google Maps and Google Earth). It allows you to go beyond “zooming in” on a map or aerial photo and get a driver’s eye view of cities and neighborhoods. It’s available all across the U.S., Japan, Australia and New […]

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Ask 500 People, Right Now

October 9th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, The Web

Ever wish you poll a global audience on any question, and get your answer in a matter of minutes? You can, now, with Ask500People. The site, which launches today after months of tweaking and testing by the brilliant minds at Wondermill, promises, “World Opinion, While You Watch.” And it delivers, with a scandalously simple Google […]

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