I was chatting with Mike Sanderson of 1spatial last week at Where2.0Now about the potential of geo-rules in his company’s Radius Studio.
Somehow (can’t think how) the conversation managed to get to football and he said that it would be easy to write the offside rules into Radius if only you knew where the players are at any point in time (and where the ball was). Ubisense‘s real time location tracking would seem to be the answer to that offering sub second tracking at high accuracy.
So it could be that two veterans of the geospatial industry could hold the answer to all of those disputed offside decisions. Just need an enlightened football authority to run some tests.
And a happy 40th birthday to 1spatial (formerly Laser-Scan).