Public Geodata: Watches for Men and Women

Watches are an essential fashion accessory for today’s men and women. Other than females, males also wear this ornament for not only keeping a track of time but to assert their fashion sense as well as their social standing and geo spatial data. There are various features that when combined make an exclusive and an interesting watch for any gender. The four most important features for picking up is face color, strap style, face shape, and strap material.

Face color:

The background color of the dial of an ordinary watch can make it look extraordinary. The options for face color is limitless in today’s fashionable world, from jewel-toned colors such as sapphire and emerald to everyday, common colors, for instance, black, white, pink and so on.

Strap style:

Once the face color is decided upon, a decent and a complementary strap style is required. Usually mild and subtle colors of straps are available for men’s watches; however, any gaudy colors will perfectly work for females and thus are accessible in the market. There are also several options such as chains or traditional links, most essentially for women watches, whereas simple straps for men are preferred.

Face shape:

Face shape may not be as significant as the face color of a watch, but it can potentially make a simple watch look interesting.

Google Street View Implements Geographic Data Technologies

In May 2007 Google public geodata service released Street View for the Maps application which lets the user see 360° panoramic street level images that can be rotated around and manipulated, even followed through in a linear route taking the user on a kind of virtual tour in effect. It started with just 5 cities in the US but now nearly all major cities have been covered in the world.

Places like the UK, New Zealand and Japan have had nearly all their roads covered by the relentless Street View van. Google Maps Street View is a brilliant way of finding a place you have not previously visited. After finding the place on Google Maps, the user can zoom into the street view to have a look what the place really looks like, spotting landmarks or things to look out for at the turnoff. It is even possible to zoom in and see the numbers on people’s doors.


Immediately after its release Google Street View did receive some complaints due to privacy concerns about the uncensored nature of the panoramic photographs. For example, some members of the government in the UK were not too happy about the photographing of the SAS base in Hereford.