Thursday, October 13, 2005

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, originally uploaded by Zodiacs Around The World.

Submitted by Sergei Margolin

Wikipedia entry on Istanbul, Turkey

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Play Anywhere™ Promotion at Astraware

If you have a Zodiac and a digital camera, and you enjoy Astraware's great games like GTS Racing Challenge and Tiger Team: Apache vs Hind, here's a chance for you to win some free Astraware schwag. For the next two weeks, Astraware is holding the Play Anywhere™ contest to celebrate some upcoming site enhancements. Just snap a photo of yourself or a friend playing an Astraware game on your device at an unusual location and send it in. You can also vote for your favorite photo to enter for a chance to win. Please make sure to check out the contest rules

Once you've sent in your contest entry, feel free to submit your photo to Zodiacs Around the World. According to Astraware, it's OK and won't disqualify your entry.

So go "Play Anywhere™" and send in those Zodiacs Around The World themed photos! Don't forget to check out the photo entries at Astraware and vote for your favorite.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Fun at the Beach

Playing Zodiacs On A Sandy Chair, originally uploaded by I,Zodiac.

Fripp Island, South Carolina, USA | Submitted by I,Zodiac

Friday, August 19, 2005

Dark Knight

resize bat zod, originally uploaded by Legodude522.

Legodude522 with his Tapwave Zodiac in front of Batman the Ride at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey.

Friday, July 15, 2005


Hougang Housing

Housing & Development Board high rise flats in Hougang, Singapore. Submitted by Singapore Palm Users Group member Supersimon27.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Borobudur, originally uploaded by Zodiacs Around The World.

Borobudur Temple, Central Java, Indonesia. Submitted by MetroMini.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

What's in Your Bag?

What do you carry around with your Zodiac on a daily basis? A CommandPlay game grip, GPS receiver, games, or a keyboard?

You can show off your gear by adding your photo to the Zodiacs Around The World group pool and tagging it with whatsinyourbag and whatsinmybag. If you aren't a Flickr member, you can sign up for a free account, or you can send me your photos and I'll add them to the group pool.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Coliseum: Updated

Gladiator, originally uploaded by Zodiacs Around The World.

The Coliseum in Rome, Italy. Google Map.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Site Update: Hiatus and New Contest (Updated)

It seems like ages since my last update or post to Zodiacs Around The World, so I apologize to those of you who visit on a regular basis. I've been extremely busy and recently went on a much-needed old-world vacation with my wife for two weeks of R&R. My Zodiac tagged along with us to our far-away destination, so keep an eye out for a new addition to the Zodiacs Around the World photo gallery. Some of you might recognize a certain famous landmark from a certain Russell Crowe movie.

If you're a Zodiac owner and you'd like to see this site updated with frequent additions, I need your help. Please submit your photos to help keep this site alive and updated on a regular basis!

Here's a little motivation for you in case you need a reason to take out your Zodiac and digital camera and snap some shots...

1. Take some Zodiacs Around The World themed photos. Please see the submission guidelines.
2. Sign up for a free Flickr! account if you aren't a current Flickr! member.
3. Join the Zodiacs Around The World Group.
4. Send your photo(s) to the group.
5. Send me an email naming the now-obvious landmark depicted in my travel photo as seen above.

Send as many photos as you like to the group pool. You only get one guess per person, so please play fair (no multiple Flickr! accounts, please).The first two people who do all of the above and name the landmark correctly will get a free upgrade to a Flickr! Pro account for one year, courtesy of me and the kind folks at Flickr. The two winners as well as the next three runners-up will receive a free Metal Styli Zodiac Bolt Stylus, which are no longer made.

The new contest deadline is 11:59PM EDT on Sunday, June 26, 2005.

Good Luck!

Close to the Edge

Swan Lake, originally uploaded by Zodiacs Around The World.

In celebration of "phase zero" of Edge Beta, here's a repost of a submission by R. Zane Rutledge on the edge of Lake Austin in Austin, Texas, USA.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Featured Photo: New York, NY, USA

New York City, New York, USA | Submitted by kokorozashi

Taken in front of Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY 10018, USA, NW corner of 8th Ave and 40th St.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Featured Photo: Poolside in Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar | Submitted by DougZ

Zod2 kickin' back and catching some rays and scenic view by the pool.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

On This Day: First Liquid-Fueled Rocket

Rocket Man
A Zodiac 2 and Navy Polaris missle at the Goddard Park
in Auburn, Massachusetts | Taken by Brian

Seventy-nine years ago today, Dr. Robert Goddard successfully launched the world's first liquid-fuel powered rocket in Auburn, Massachusetts, USA. More photos in this set.

To all you Zodiac-owning history buffs out there: The "On This Day" category is meant to show your Zodiac combined with history. Photos and a summary of the historical event will be featured on the anniversary date. Please submit "On This Day" themed photos at least 48 hours in advance.

There is a lot of history in the books, quite a number of Zodiac owners around the world, and 365 days in a year. Get to work!

Monday, March 14, 2005

1st Place: New York City!

New York City!
New York City, NY, USA | Submitted by Layne Harris

First Photo Contest Results

2nd Place: The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Grand Rapids, MI, USA | Submitted by Chris B. aka RedRamage

This photo was taken outside the Gerald R. Ford Museum in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. If you will look closely you can see my Zodiac in the hand of the Astronaut Statue.

First Photo Contest Results

3rd Place: Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High
Evergreen, Colorado, USA | Submitted by Don S.

First Photo Contest Results

First Photo Contest Winners

Updated 3/15/05 - See Below

The wait is over. It's time to announce the results of the first photo contest. From as far west as Seattle and east to Qatar, all of the submissions were great photos that captured the spirit of Zodiac owners around the world. Alas, I could only choose the top three submissions as prize winners and the judging was difficult. If your name isn't mentioned, please read on for a special announcement.

So after much deliberation, and without further ado, the winners are:

1st Place - Layne Harris for New York City!
Titan Class World 5 in 1
Resco Photo Viewer
Resco Explorer
GPS Pilot Compass

2nd Place - Chris B. for The Right Stuff
Titan Class World
Resco Photo Viewer
GPS Pilot Compass

3rd Place - Don S. for Rocky Mountain High
Titan Converter
Resco Photo Viewer

Congratulations! I'll be in touch with you shortly for prize fulfillment.

I have some good news for everyone else. Resco and GPS Pilot were kind enough to provide discount codes for their products. Resco has provided a 20% off discount code for Resco Photo Viewer and Resco Explorer, valid through April 15, 2005 at Handango. Update: GPS Pilot has provided $5 USD off of GPS Pilot Compass for the first 15 Zodiac users. You can redeem the discounts by using the following links (disclaimer- these are not affiliate links):

20% Off Resco Photo Viewer

20% Off Resco Explorer

Update: $5 Off GPS Pilot Compass Enter the discount code ZATWCONTEST in the discount code box and hit "Calculate Total" before your order goes through.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Because of your submissions, the Zodiacs Around The World Gallery is filling up with great photos. Please keep them coming.

I'd like to extend a special thanks to the very kind and generous folks at Class Action, GPS Pilot, and Resco. Without their prize donations, this contest would not have been possible.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Put Yourself On The Map


Those map links on the right side of the page are a great way to see where Zodiac users are located around the world. When a photo is submitted, the location is geocoded to get latitude and longitude information, pinpointing each photo with a red dot on Mikel Maron's Flickr photo mapping service, Mapping Flickr. For photos submitted in the U.S., tags are used describing the location and Mappr does the rest. These maps are interactive: You can pan, zoom in, and click on individual photos for thumbnail views and more details.

If you're the first person to submit a photo from a country, you'll put that country's flag in the "Photos By Country" section where photos are grouped using tags in Flickr. If you don't see your flag displayed, show some national pride and make a submission! If your country's flag is already flying, post a photo to add your country's group and the worldwide group of Zodiac Users.

It's time to put yourself on the map. Send in your photos and please provide a location including a street intersection, city, state, zip code and country, or actual coordinates if you have them. If you aren't comfortable giving an exact location, please feel free to use the largest nearby city or town instead. Doing so will put your photos on the maps and show the world that Zodiac users are everywhere.


Updated: 3/14/05

Sunday, February 27, 2005

First Photo Contest

Zodiacs Around The World is giving you a chance to win some great software for your Zodiac courtesy of the fine folks at Class Action, GPS Pilot, and Resco. If you're a Zodiac enthusiast and you have a digital camera, take your Zodiac out for a photo shoot around your hometown, at a famous landmark, or far away at an exotic location. The three contestants who send in the most interesting, unique and high quality photos will win some software for their Zodiac with "around the world" and photo themes.


Grand Prize Winner
Titan Class World 5 in 1
Resco Photo Viewer
Resco Explorer
GPS Pilot Compass

2nd Prize Winner
Titan Class World
Resco Photo Viewer
GPS Pilot Compass

3rd Prize Winner
Titan Converter
Resco Photo Viewer

How To Enter:
  1. See the Submission Guidelines.

  2. Limit of two photo entries per person.

  3. Photos must be emailed or added to the Group Pool no later than Saturday March 12, 2005 11:59PM EST (UTC -5:00). Emailed entries must have "Photo Contest" in the subject line. Flickr users: Please allow up to 24 hours to be added to Group Pool membership, so give yourself enough time.

  4. Emailed entries must have a city/town, state, and country included for the location of each photo. Photos sent to the group pool must be tagged with your city/town, state, country, and the tags zodiacusers, and contest. Your tags should look something like this:

    smalltown ohio usa zodiacusers contest

  5. Photos will be judged by yours truly based on image quality, originality, and composition.

  6. Winners must be available via email for prize fulfillment.

  7. Prize winners will be announced and featured during the week of March 13, 2005.
So browse the gallery for some ideas, pack up your camera and Zodiac, start taking some photos and send in your best shots. Good luck!

Prizes provided by Class Action, GPS Pilot, and Resco.

View the Competition | Photo Contest Map

Space CowboyDuty FreeFat Man and Little BoySigning Process
PathfinderWatersportsRalph KramdenHello Kitty on the HudsonSelf Discovery
Rocky Mountain HighSunsetNew York City!CyberspaceFull Bloom

Update: The submission deadline for the Zodiacs Around The World's First Photo Contest has expired. Thanks to everyone who participated. The winners will be announced in a few days.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Featured Photo: Washington, D.C.

Innovator meets Innovation, originally uploaded by Mr.Geek.

Washington, D.C., USA | Submitted by CyberGeek

Taken in the Wright Gallery (209) at the National Air & Space museum in Washington D.C. on February 19, 2005.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Featured Photo: Around The World at Epcot

Originally uploaded to Flickr by woodnjeep.

Orlando, Florida, USA | Submitted by Click

A Zodiac 2 goes on a virtual "around the world" tour at Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. See all 18 Epcot photos at Flickr.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Featured Photo: Golden Gate Bridge

Marin Headlands, CA, USA | Submitted by Oliver Steinmeier

A Zodiac 2 overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Featured Photo: Methuen, MA, USA

Methuen, MA, USA | Submitted by SkinnyMonkie

A few of my favorite things.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Featured Photo: Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim, Germany | Submitted by Hans Schmucker

An original Puzzle Bobble arcade machine and Zodiac team up for some classic bar room fun.

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Featured Photo: New Jersey, USA

grass closeup final
New Jersey, USA | Submitted by speedy064

A pair of Zodiacs become one with nature.

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