“@ryanwaggoner is walking down Post St. two blocks away”

Story today on New Scientist about how Microsoft researchers have developed software to deduce the mode of transportation from a GPS trace.  I see a lot of interesting applications for technology like this, especially in combination with things like the iPhone 2.0 (which is rumored to have GPS), brightkite, and twitter.  Stuff like this could be automatic in a couple years:

  • @ryanwaggoner is stuck in traffic on his way to meet with @benrasmusen
  • @benrasmusen is walking with @gordonbrander
  • @n0s0ap has biked 11 miles, walked 6 miles, and driven 41 miles over the last week

Lots of possibilities…