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Oh This Is Just Ridiculous
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Insane browsable 3D map of Stockholm made entirely from aerial photos. And here I thought Google Earth had a lock on the gee-whiz-geography category.

Hey, I’m never going to make this, but let me get on the record for coming up with the idea: a simple iPhone 3G app that, using the phone’s GPS and accelerometers, lets you snap contributions to a 3D model very similar to this one. You stand on a street corner and firehose your phone around a bit; the photos and camera orientation info get beamed up to some server, reassembled by, um, these guys apparently, and voila: crowdsourced photoreal 3D model of everything.

Thank me later.

Via Sneakmove.

June 16, 2008 / Uncategorized

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Sorry, that would be the Photosynth project at Microsoft, formerly known as Seadragon. It’s pretty great, but I don’t know that it’s entirely real as yet.

Yeah, love the demos, but I want a website I can contribute to. And while it seems like they do okay w/out positional metadata, I gotta assume it would help!

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