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5 de Enero 2007

Vean un Avión a control remoto capturar imágenes en tiempo real para GE

Vean este video impresionante que muestra un tipo lanzando un pequeño VANT (Vehículo Aéreo No Tripulado) a control remoto con una cámara digital, que utiliza para capturar imágenes y mostrarlas en GE.

La Compañía Pict'Earth, ha lanzado este video en su sitio web. El operador puede ver las imágenes en tiempo real a través de unos anteojos de realidad virtual. Luego, las imágenes pueden ser vistas en GE. Esto debe ser la cosa más impresionante que ví hacer con GE! Y hay algunos usos prácticos para esta tecnología. Google debería tomar nota. Esta tecnología podría ser muchísimo más barata que comprar imágenes satelitales de alta resolución. Aunque sea para imágenes de eventos especiales.

Digg it!

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 08:53 AM

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    Nice Article and good Video.

    Enviado por: Ben at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 10:10 AM


    what a cool invent for Google Earth. Hope your idear succeed.

    Enviado por: Baynado at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 10:11 AM

    I have translated this post into german.
    Here is my Trackback:


    Enviado por: Baynado at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 12:35 PM

    Since Google Earth has a layer specifically devoted to UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world, I thought users might be interested in learning about ways to promote and preserve World Heritage sites, and how to enter a photo contest to win a free trip to a Mexican World Heritage site!

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    Enviado por: geotreker at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 03:40 PM

    Great work! I see this solution as optimal data mining for small AOI. We can make very hi-res images and use this with GE.

    Enviado por: Valery Hronusov at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 04:43 PM

    Military applications of aerial surveilance could reduce risk to life and limb.

    Enviado por: cornstoves at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 05:42 PM

    What's the music in this video?

    Enviado por: david at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 06:08 PM

    what's that song? it's great!

    Enviado por: Joe Smithson at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 06:24 PM

    The song is "Everybody" by Martin Solveig. According to my phone.


    Enviado por: Sagar at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 06:55 PM

    Does anybdy know what equipment is being used, ie the drone,cam,video transmitter?

    Also the song is everybody by martin solveig according to google :)

    Enviado por: Mark at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 07:00 PM

    Enviado por: Fred at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 07:16 PM

    That's amazing, any info on how to set up something like that or is it expensive?

    Enviado por: Sail TV at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 07:33 PM

    The song is by Martin Solveig, titled, of course, 'Everybody' here is a link to his site


    Enviado por: name at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 07:41 PM

    Artist: Martin Solveig
    Title: Everybody
    Everybody run,everybody knows,
    Everybody pull the gun,everybody rolls,
    Everybody skip,everybody choose,
    Everybody sticks and everybody loose,

    Everybodys favours,everybody waits,
    Everybodys gorgeous and everybody fakes,
    Everybodys screaming,everybodys blind,
    Everybody could be dying,anybody fine.

    Is this a mirror of myself,
    Am I somebody else,
    I don't wanna be...everybody!


    Everybody run,everybody knows,
    Everybody pulls the gun,everybody rolls,
    Everybody skips,everybody choose,
    Everybody sticks and everybody loose,

    Everybodys jealous, everybody objects,
    Everybodys anxious, everybody forgets,
    Everybodys asking for everybodys aid,
    Everybodys bonking unless everybodys paid

    Is this a mirror of myself,
    Am I somebody else,
    I don't wanna be...everybody! (x2)

    Enviado por: Borg at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 08:56 PM


    Enviado por: imsad at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 08:57 PM

    It is unclear to me if these images are really usable by Google Maps. To be of use for anything except pretty pictures, I think that aerial images need to be georeferenced...it must be possible to determine the lat and lon of every pixel in the image. Hanging a GPS on the plane is a start, but doing the actual georeferencing takes time and skill, and you have to know the lats and lons of some reference points on the ground. Planes, both model size and the real ones used for aerial photography, rock and roll during flight and this has to be accounted for afterward.

    Enviado por: Miles at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 09:58 PM

    That song is rad, but seriously... this article is about google... use it.

    Martin Solveig - Everybody

    Enviado por: Orion at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 10:03 PM

    I vote for worst song ever.

    Enviado por: blah at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 10:41 PM

    Amazing stuff.
    It is amazing how quickly functional technology is being utilized today.
    The problem is the utilization of such technology.
    It can be used for good - say agriculture or weather forecasting in the 3rd world or instead to guide terrorist weapons simple and accurately for devastation and terror.

    Enviado por: Kirk Badger at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 11:53 PM

    i wonder when someone will add a small HD camera to this... i own a sony HDv cam, and i wonder how much bigger a small RC plane has to be in order to to this with real HIGH REZ video... the pict'earth people do it with SD PAL equipment, but with HD one could have 6times the resolution, that would really awe me;-)

    but respect for what they've done so far.

    the cam has to be stabilized and higher rez in the future... RC planes are capable of doing this, the plane they use is pretty small, good for low cost, but bad for all other tech specs...

    Enviado por: smokeonit at 6 de Enero 2007 a las 06:35 AM

    UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are great platform for aquisition of Aerial Photograpy.

    But there are few concerns...
    1. It only works for small areas - limited
    altitude and range
    2. Stabilisation and georeferencing is a problem
    3. Putting images togather is not easy without specialized software - creating moisac


    Enviado por: izo at 6 de Enero 2007 a las 08:03 AM

    From PictEarth staff
    Hello we have been working on PictEarth for more than a year now.
    First of all to answer technical questions : there is one video camera (low res) with images streamed down real time to the ground. This is what we use for live update. But a digital camera shoots 7 - 9 megapix images at the same time. In post process we get images from the camera. With these images we can go as low as 3 cm resolution.
    Second point : we get a very good mosaic but for fine results images can be post processed. This has been our job for the past 5 years so we know what we are doing...
    We can provide the full packaged solution : from the UAVs to the video goggles, software, fine correction services... to meet your exact needs.
    We have worked so far on many applications : agriculture, archeology, indistrial areas, road surveillance...
    If you have to fly bigger areas, we also offer a regular plane platform but often projects fit into the UAVs possibilities.
    It is true that satellites do incredible job with very fine res, on big areas. But our idea is : how worth is the information if it is not fresh, if you do not control the source? Do you buy last month's news paper? How do you do if you need a regular update on a specific high value area? Do you buy a full Ikonos every week? This is where we stand : provide high temporal and spatial resolution on specific areas of interest.
    All your critics, suggestions and projects are welcome

    Enviado por: David Riallant at 6 de Enero 2007 a las 12:09 PM

    Great concept !! A cheap and real time aerial video&pictures on google earth ... I want'one

    Enviado por: Slamfast at 6 de Enero 2007 a las 02:48 PM

    Hmm, since it works in ArcGIS and Google Earth.. nothing to adapt it to World Wind :) Wonder if it is easier or harder to use than the SoC World Wind UAV project code.

    Enviado por: Chad at 7 de Enero 2007 a las 11:00 AM

    It is very nice video. i appreciate the way using to make the video.

    Enviado por: abhi at 29 de Enero 2007 a las 02:01 AM

    hey this is cool idea, i hope is ready very soon to proof it

    Enviado por: joaquin at 30 de Enero 2007 a las 10:30 PM

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