For those of us who just can’t get enough information about, well, ourselves, here’s another fascinating location service from Google:
Here’s how it works:
1. Use a mobile device that works with Google Latitude in a constant-on mode. This means, for the most part, a multi-tasking device. I used a Nexus One and Google Maps with the Latitude layer turned on to test it out.
2, Turn on Google Location History
3. Start wandering around with your phone
4. Visit the Google Latitude Dashboard to learn about your wandering habits:
The dashboard says it takes about 1 to 2 weeks of data to get enough historical data to provide analysis. However, the Manage History function shows you the data collected so far. The location points for my movements yesterday were mostly accurate to within 1000 feet. I’m looking forward to see what its analysis of my movements looks like after getting the required 1 to 2 weeks of location data.