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