I’ve always wanted to have my own WhereIsKevin.com — even though someone managed to buy that domain before me.
Basically, though, I think it would be interesting to have my own personal mapping site that tracks me via GPS. Blog entries, pictures, etc. could be geocoded and linked to my current position. That way, if I’m at a place I’m bookmarked on my site, you’ll see some snapshots and whatnot. Or maybe if I’m at work, it could display my phone number at the office but if I’m at home, it could display my cell phone number…
It’s not a completely new idea, of course… I think Flickr and some others use geocoding these days. I’m just looking for something personal and specific to me. Plus, even though my mapping page currently ties in with Google Maps, I’d prefer to make my own custom map. That way, I don’t need to hit up Google’s servers and I can also protect my privacy a bit more.
Anyhow, I’ve recorded the coordinates for my most-frequented spots… so I just need to find a good way of doing some dynamic plotting. I’m not too good with web-based languages, so it might take a bit. Should be fun, though. In the end, I plan on having my basemap made to look a bit like a simplistic treasure map. I’ll also probably get it to calculate things like distance and direction, so I can show whether I’m headed away from or to a bookmarked location and maybe even if I’ve been there for a while.
If anyone feels like helping me with this, let me know either here or via email.