June 16, 2008
Oh This Is Just Ridiculous
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.