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Tech students win at Microsoft Imagine Cup

From Technique - "Peter Pesti and John Gibby, first and second-year master’s students in Computer Science respectively, developed and submitted a mobile location-based application called mGraffiti. This program allows users to store text messages at any point on a global map covered by Microsoft’s Terra Server, creating virtual “hot spots” that can be accessed and read by other users."

“There are functionality enhancements that we could add, like searching through the database for key words, categorizing the hot spots in terms of restaurants or places to go hiking or whatever,” Gibby said. “People could do a search or locate different kinds of graffiti through a hierarchy of hotspot types.”

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