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News USC tech aligns 2D photos in 3D space

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. sunny_man

    sunny_man New Member

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    This sounds a little like Photosynth.
     
  3. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Yes - year old news really. I suppose that it is good that it is coming from more than one company though.
    And afaik, Microsoft do the image placement by brute force, and this uses a bit of GPS trickery too so it is slightly different
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    How long before we start seeing cameras with built-in GPS?
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    The Average Ten Year old?
    IT won't be long then... They should refine it until the average 60 year old can do it.
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Nikon has already had that capability for quite some time, though it's not totally built-in. There is a GPS accessory available for several of the DSLR models that records GPS data in the EXIF information.

    -monkey
     
  7. johnmustrule

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    MS's solution for this is certainly a lot better, it uses new software to adapt to current infrastructure, and overall is a much more powerful and simpler process, also considering that the posting process for MS's solution is automated and can use currently existing photos from the internet (while this program takes user interaction) it seems that this really isn't going to fly especially when it's gonna take extra hardware and cooperation from large camera manufacturers to make it worth it. I guess this would be good for rural areas though where the links for MS's program would drop off.
     
  8. completemadness

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    Puts a new meaning to the phrase "Getting yourself on the map"
    Quite frankly, this (from the demo) looks bad in a way, why do i want to see pic's of places with people in the way/in silly poses - and how will they regulate this?

    However, from a technological viewpoint, its quite cool
     
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