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31 de Mayo 2007

Technology Behind Google StreetView - Immersive Media

Immersive Media Camera for Google StreetViewDuring Where 2.0 yesterday, the company which is behind the technology of Google Maps StreetView presented - Immersive Media. One of the many secrets behind their technology is a patented 11 lens camera system that simultaneously takes photos in 11 directions based on a dodecahedron geometry. They can capture 30 frames a second of high resolution photography. That's right - we're talking high resolution video in digital 360. You can stop, start, back up, single-frame, etc. And they even showed technology where you can add 3D objects into the video scene (augmented reality). This technology has been used for things like planning state visits of dignitaries for security planning. The demonstration was very amazing to watch. There were lots of "oohs" and "ahhs" in the audience. I have to say it was the most awesome technology I saw demonstrated at Where this year. I managed to grab a small bit of the presentation with my camera (watch it all the way through, it is very cool!):

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 09:42 AM

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    The early relative of the Google Eye - http://www.in8years.com/in_8_years/2007/04/google_eyes_aka.html

    Thanks for keeping all us Geo-Geeks updated from the front lines Frank!

    Enviado por: Jonathan at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 10:33 AM

    wow...just wow!

    Enviado por: o o at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 11:26 AM

    Amazing cool stuff....

    Enviado por: Remco at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 12:48 PM

    Oh. My. God.

    Can I chuck it all and just operate one of these things?

    Enviado por: Daniel at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 02:22 PM

    Enviado por: smokeonit at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 09:13 PM

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