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iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, June 17, 2006
13 years ago5,054 views

With a LOT of the Google magic this can probably be implemented in Google Earth.

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Microsoft already bought a company that patented this technology. Sorry, it is going to be in Virtual Earth instead.
I cannot find a link, though.

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Here it is!
geotango.com/
Look down at "3d site building"

jon [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

good find from an unfront page story!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

There are animations available on this too:
cs.cmu.edu/~dhoiem/projects/po ...

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In my humble opinion, a lot more than web 2.0 is, speech & image recognition & mastering technology is the future of the internet...

The only problem now is that where web 2.0 is just web 1.0 + factor 1 complexity, speech & image is web 1.0 X factor 1000 or more complexity. Anyway, I strongly believe that this will hapen and be mature in 5 till 10 years.

A lot of the components needed do exist already at the moment. C.f. speech composition in GPS systems, c.f. voice recognition build in in voice switches, c.f. the -very basic- image recognition system build in in the experimantal toolset of Picasa, etc.

Add some new born AI sauce to that, and it will be a beautifull world. Or is this the last step needed to make machines smarter than men (and even more evil...) ?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Agreed with your points, especially on complexity.

Michael Hart [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

How does this compare to SketchUp?
sketchup.google.com/3dwarehous ...

It seems like the same thing... you can use Earth 4.0 + SketchUp to overlay satellite photos on models to produce photo-realistic models which can then be viewed in Google Earth.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Michael: SketchUp allows you do draw a 3D model yourselves by hand. The other tool (not owned by Google) is making an automatic model out of 2D pictures.

In fact they do the same, but the way the tools become the 3D model is completely different. Not only that, there are other differences. Details made with SketchUp can be a lot better than the 2D3D models. On the other side the bigger picture of the 2D3D models can look a lot more realistic.

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