This is cool. It would be great if, in the future, you could create "macros" of driving directions for a virtual driving/walking tour of an area. This would be great, for instance, for tourism agencies and realators. I could even see enthusists creating
specialty tours -- "my favorite hang-outs" or something along those lines; when you start taking this technology across international boundaries, it would be a great way to get a taste of someplace far away.
Again, this is really cool. I can't wait to see how it evolves.
Is it just me or is this thing very difficult to use? There seems to be a lot of misplaced images and the car keeps leeping over buildings causing me to lose my place. I'll stick to the bird's eye view for now.
I must commend the team for making this cross-browser friendly though, I was worried it wouldn't work in my favourite browser, especially since even Live Mail apparently doesn't work in my favourite browser.
The XBOX marketing people should get views from PGR3 behind a web interface like this, the 'virtual view' could just be an alternative layer to the street view.
(OK perhaps no real practical use, but a fun thing to do!)
Cool! Do you have anything in place to protect privacy? Can license plates of cars in front of the camera van be read?
I spent some time replying but when I got to the end couln't figure out how to enter it, Not all of your viewers have a PhD in Computer Science!!!!
my compliments. years ago a photographer shot individual pictures of buildings along a street and printed them in sequence. I shot the main street of Colonial Williamsburg with a panorama camera that shot three buildings at a time and xxxxxxxxx projected
them with a timing motor through a filmstrip projector to create the illusion of traveling down the street. Williamsburg is so much like actually being back in Colonial times and so concentrated that it would make an excellent demo which could be done quickly
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Well, I had this same idea 6 (!) years ago, and even made such a virtual trip through the center of the village where I live (for which I took the hundreds of photos myself, and sometimes together with some friends).
It's nice to see this happening on a larger scale now.
Hey Everyone. Here is an image of a reflection of the camera van off of a DHL truck.
Notice the plentitude of cameras on the top of the van. Kind of looks like an old ambulance!