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Nokia Here will be sharing its global floorplan database with Qualcomm, putting indoor maps together with indoor positioning in an assault on the last place one can get lost. Here is Nokia's mapping division. It has accumulated a huge database of airports, museums and venues which it will share with Qualcomm in the new deal. …

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It'll be funny

when Google InDoors™ does the lavatory stalls.

Or maybe not.

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Handy actually

I've used Nokia Here to peruse the local Home DespotDepot and other stores, it's fairly useful but I'd really like to have it keep up to date with which aisle Costco has moved [insert commonly purchased item here] to this week.

Don't worry about the GOOG, they'll catch up just as soon as Glass takes off.

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Tesco has an app that tells you where along which shelf on which aisle you could find products.

eg own brand spaghetti - aisle 8 bottom shell 10 units along.

and then give you a shopping list of items by aisle order and a total price. In theory you can add items by barcode but the phone was never any good at reading them.

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Qualcomm does mapping?

That seems like a rather odd thing for them to be involved in, considering the rest of their business lines. It would be as if Microsoft decided to expand into selling coffee pots.

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New DRS technology?

Is Qualcomm hoping to profit from the recent controversial decisions and peddle marvellous, mechanical technology to the ICC?

"Howzat?"

"No, you mean IZAT!"

Mine's the one with the copy of Wisden one pocket and WG Grace mask in the other - icons currently disabled.

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@Charlie re: icons currently disabled.

Reg has hidden them behind the not obvious enough "Add an icon" label, above the Title box.

The new work experience web monkey is probably enamoured with the VS12 grey on grey look.

And FFS Reg, pleeease put the icons back on the left where they belong.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Biggest question

Should be adapted to the home, and the most frequently asked question of all time: "where are my glasses?"

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Indoor navigation faces two big challenges

3, Google's already done it...

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"is when the satellites are beyond reach, and knowing where one wants to be given the lack of mapping data."

This problem has been solved, and quite some time ago in fact. Inertial guidance ... simply implement this in the phone and you're good to go!

How it works (aircraft).

" The aircraft knows where it is at all times. It knows this because it knows where it isn't. By subtracting where it is from where it isn't, or where it isn't from where it is (whichever is the greater), it obtains a difference, or deviation.

The Inertial Guidance System uses deviations to generate error signal commands which instruct the aircraft to move from a position where it is to a position where it isn't, arriving at a position where it wasn't, or now is. Consequently, the position where it is, is now the position where it wasn't; thus, it follows logically that the position where it was is the position where it isn't.

In the event that the position where the aircraft now is, is not the position where it wasn't, the Inertial Guidance System has acquired a variation. Variations are caused by external factors, the discussions of which are beyond the scope of this report.

A variation is the difference between where the aircraft is and where the aircraft wasn't. If the variation is considered to be a factor of significant magnitude, a correction may be applied by the use of the autopilot system. However, use of this correction requires that the aircraft now knows where it was because the variation has modified some of the information which the aircraft has, so it is sure where it isn't.

Nevertheless, the aircraft is sure where it isn't (within reason) and it knows where it was. It now subtracts where it should be from where it isn't, where it ought to be from where it wasn't (or vice versa) and intergrates the difference with the product of where it shouldn't be and where it was; thus obtaining the difference between its deviation and its variation, which is variable constant called "error"."

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