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Check out Field Trip. It's made by Niantic, the people who made Ingress and Pokemon Go. It has all the Atlas Obscura information plus a lot of other stuff. You can even set it up to notify you when something interesting is near by.
The makers of Pokemon Go already have something like this. It's called Field Trip. It also gives you places to shop and eat and the like.
Android link, iPhone link.
Is there anything similar to Niantic Labs' Field Trip but where I can put my own locations in?
I have a list of cafes/restaurants that I want to visit but since they're all over town I can hardly remember where they are. I'd love it if I could get a notification (or just open a map at lunch/dinner time) and see what locations are near me that are on my list.
It wouldn't do to put location reminders through Google Keep as I have well over 50 locations and even if I walk past I might not intend to go in at that point.
A bonus would be if I could mark it visited and perhaps add photos/notes. Another plus would be if I could tag locations for easy filtering.
I don't know of a lot of things within a 3 hour drive, but check out the book Weird California or just start driving somewhere while running Field Trip and see what it points out (preferably with a passenger so they can read out interesting things as you go by).
It exists, it's called Field Trip:
I used it in Chicago and New York, was really cool walking around listening to the city's history!
On your phone, download and install the Field Trip app. It's made by Niantic Labs, a little startup within Google, who also makes an ARG called Ingress.
Niantic has curated a massive, massive list of basically everything interesting in America. Field Trip goes off whenever you get near one of those things. Most of the things it alerts you to are free, national monument type things, or museums and such. It's a very frugal way to have a good time on the road.
One thing that is NOT frugal about it is it's battery life, so make sure you disable the app when you're not looking for something to do.
Field Trip started as a google labs project I believe or was related to google somehow. That's how I found it. points out some less well known stuff that's near you.
Let's start with the most obvious:
There is an app, formerly from Google inc, called "Field Trip". I used it several years ago and it was pretty good, but I was mostly just driving between work and home and got tired of it alerting me to the same things every day ;)
I should probably start using it again ...
Je confirme pour Ingress ( https://www.ingress.com/ ) qui en gros est un jeu voyant deux équipes (vert vs bleu) s'opposer pour capturer des points d'intérêt. Les joueurs ont la possibilité de signaler des monuments, fresques etc digne d'intérêt et ça devient après validation un portail ou jouer.
Ils ont également fait https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout&hl=fr qui est axé tourisme. Donc réutilise les données des monuments remplis par les joueurs d'Ingress et propose automatiquement des chemins touristiques en fonction des mouvements des joueurs.
Donc en gros, il faut jouer à Ingress pour qu'éventuellement plusieurs mois plus tard ça se reflète dans Pokemon Go. Mais bon vu que l'appli demande probablement toutes les autorisations possibles, ils ont ta liste des contacts, ta position, celles de tes contacts, et si vous êtes tous dans le même coin avec l'appli gageons que des PokeStop apparaitront.
I quite like Field Trip. It alerts you to "cool, hidden, and unique things" near your current location.
I had a couple of hours to spare while my bike was being fixed in Grays Inn and ended up visiting the Dickens Museum - which I hadn't even realised existed before.
Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.
The ingress data was from a Google Maps app called field trip which showed points of interest in an area.
That was the start of the idea to promote urban exploration and tours of the local points of interest that was then gameified to early version of ingress
> Niantic's Field Trip app (does that still exist?)
it's been over a year since the last Field Trip update. Actually, that last update would have been just a couple months before they announced the development of Pokemon Go -- they've probably been very busy for the last year or so.
There's FieldTrip by the guys who brought you Ingress. I've not used it, but it supposedly gives you information about things as you approach. If it's anything like Ingress it's heavy on the battery and data.
Have you tried taking a peek on Field Trip to see what sort of things come back? It's from the same people who made the augmented reality game Ingress. I've found it very helpful when traveling to find off-beat interesting things.
Field trip is an app that does this for Android
play store link
The app is called field trip from Niantic (available for any Android)
Field Trip https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout
This one is kinda cool - "Field Trip"
What about Niantic's other app, Field Trip?
cool story, Niantic came up with it first: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout&hl=en
Was going to say that myself, so I'll just post this:
This looks much better than the one I've been using, Field Trip. Thanks for sharing!
That reminds me: The CIA, NSA and Pokémon Go
>Way back in 2001, Keyhole, Inc. was founded by John Hanke (who previously worked in a “foreign affairs” position within the U.S. government). The company was named after the old “eye-in-the-sky” military satellites. One of the key, early backers of Keyhole was a firm called In-Q-Tel.
>In-Q-Tel is the venture capital firm of the CIA. Yes, the Central Intelligence Agency. Much of the funding purportedly came from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The NGA handles combat support for the U.S. Department of Defense and provides intelligence to the NSA and CIA, among others.
>Keyhole’s noteworthy public product was “Earth.” Renamed to “Google Earth” after Google acquired Keyhole in 2004.
>In 2010, Niantic Labs was founded (inside Google) by Keyhole’s founder, John Hanke.
>Over the next few years, Niantic created two location-based apps/games. The first was Field Trip, a smartphone application where users walk around and find things. The second was Ingress, a sci-fi-themed game where players walk around and between locations in the real world.
>In 2015, Niantic was spun off from Google and became its own company. Then Pokémon Go was developed and launched by Niantic. It’s a game where you walk around in the real world (between locations suggested by the service) while holding your smartphone.
Personally, I'd say it is likely being used as a tool for collecting data about environments that Google Earth cars cannot access. Especially as the game suggests locations for the user to look in. Would be the perfect way to gather intelligence about otherwise hard to reach places.
Exactly. I believe the app that suits this need is called Field Trip.
Not sure of how well this works anymore, but FieldTrip was a great app for exposing the old history of places around you. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout
For the lazy
Niantic has an app for this. Not quite AR, but it could be. It is called Field Trip
In a similar vein, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout
Is the site going to eventually be a giant pair of links to Yelp and Google Maps? Maybe just https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout&hl=en
Have you checked out Googles Field Trip?