Category Archives: Location Based Services

Location Based Shorts Ep 16 A FREE Route Optimisation trial for New Zealand deliveries, sales and service companies

Have you noticed that traffic in New Zealand cities seems to be worse at Level 1 of the COVID19 lockdown than it was even before the pandemic hit? Are you in the distribution, freight or service industries? Or perhaps you … Continue reading

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Location Based Shorts 15 Great New GPS Navigation Features from Kia

Kia has launched some awesome new GPS car navigation and vehicle tracking features for some 2020 models with UVO Phase II. I thought I had seen it all, but a navigation system that is portable through a vehicle fleet is … Continue reading

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The Auckland Harbour Bridge Approaches are at Full Capacity

Headlines in newspapers are saying that the business case for building a second harbour crossing in Auckland have been delayed. The implication is that this will exacerbate the traffic congestion problem. Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff has a published Vision Statement … Continue reading

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Short Videos About GPS, Apps, Maps and More: Location Based Shorts. The Eyes Have It.

Location Based Shorts is a new series where I am embarking on a new series of sub 3 minute VLOGS (Video Blogs) about things that interest me and if you follow me, probably will interest you. I comment on things … Continue reading

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30% of Urban Traffic is People Looking for a Car Park

I used to love Friday networking lunches in Ponsonby, Auckland. We use to meet at an Indian restaurant who gave us a great deal and there would always be new people and opportunities. The challenge was that finding a car … Continue reading

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House Hunting in Auckland with the Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate App

It’s been 5 years since I last looked at the Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate App. I did a brief review of it back in 2013. That version was a finalist in the Designers Institute Best Designers Award and they … Continue reading

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Buying a Family House – In a Child Friendly Area

One of the reasons we buy a house is because we have or are planning to have children. We focus a lot on the house and property itself, but if you think back to your own childhood, it was very … Continue reading

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On Neighbors, Earthquakes and Terrorism

Yesterday I read an article called What to do in a Terrorist Attack in your Neighborhood on a website called RealEstateAgent.com. I thought why would this be relevant to me? I live in a country where the only terrorism attack … Continue reading

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There’s a Facebook Stalker Waiting to Burgle Your Home

I recently wrote an article on LinkedIn about how there are criminals who prey on people who put out ‘public’ posts about cool big boys toys or other items that they own. Things like shots of the boat on a … Continue reading

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Finding a Mortgage Calculator AND Why You Need to Borrow More Than You Thought

I think the common denominator is that banks can’t afford for you to fail financially when you are buying a house. Sure they want your business, but they want your successful business, because they know that if you buy a house and can make the repayments. Sometime in the future you will sell it and buy a more expensive home and borrow even more money from them. That’s how they make money, not by you saving money. Continue reading

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