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5 de Abril 2006

1666 London Map, Cool 3D Buildings Movie

Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith has posted a blog entry at Digitally Distributed Environments with an image overlay for Google Earth showing a 1666 map of London. You can see this map overlay from 1666 , and you can also compare it to the one he posted earlier for London in 1690 .

Also at Dr. Smith's blog, is a really interesting entry about new technology for capturing a 3D city. They have created a movie you can watch showing preliminary results which is just really cool. Here's the movie (Windows Media Player format, 4MBytes) The technology used is Raw Lidar Data (Light Detection And Ranging) - see Lidar.com for more info. It reminds me of side-looking radar only with better resolution. This kind of data is not ready for GE use yet, but it won't be long before future versions of GE start looking much more like reality.

Here is a blog entry on other buildings from Dr. Hudson-Smith.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 5 de Abril 2006 a las 11:24 AM

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