Posts Tagged ‘mapping’

Mapillary is Building a Crowdsourced Street View with User Submitted Photos

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Google’s well-known Street View service is one of several monumental efforts to document the world’s travel routes through ground-level photos. These projects generally use fancy camera rigs on cars, backpacks, and even camels to capture their images.

Mapillary is a startup that’s trying to do things a little differently. Instead of taking the grunt work of photo-taking upon itself, the service is building a crowdsourced Street View competitor using photos submitted by users.
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Latest Google Street View Project Floats Viewers Through Virtual Venice

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The Google Street View team went amphibious for its latest mission: a 360-degree capture of the canals, streets and piazzas of Venice — the city many view as the most romantic on Earth Venice. Read more…

Matterport Captures Amazing 3D Interiors Using Special Camera

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Founded in 2011, interior mapping startup Matterport is planning to bring detailed 3D mapping to your home, office and beyond very soon. Using a special camera rig designed by Matterport co-founder Matt Bell, the system promises to help users “create accurate, photo-realistic 3D models — quickly, easily and automatically.” Read more…

Google Adding User-Created Balloon and Kite Imagery to Google Earth

Innovation is why we love companies like Google. Several times a week, it seems, the company comes out with another program or product idea that makes us all smile (and secretly wonder how long we have until they’ve achieved world domination). Their best ideas, however, involve their user base — and their latest expansion idea for Google Earth does just that. Read more…

White Living Room Transforms with Imagery from Two Projectors

What do you get when you combine a design-less white living room with two projectors and two 3D projection gurus? The answer is a living room that can be completely transformed in the blink of an eye. It’s almost like having a living room that behaves like a digital picture frame!

(via John Nack)