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Depth Maps of a city for Tele-Travel, extracted via Google Street view (click to read)

on Mar 26, 2014

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In Memories with Maya, Krish and Dan talk about mapping entire city blocks via real-time depth scanners atop high buildings.

These realtime depth maps can be used to construct a moving 3D “mesh” of an entire city, including people and vechicles…

These depth maps can then be “frozen” – Krish can step out of such a simulation and study each element, each person… he can step back in time…

The project done by Patricio Gonzalez, extracting a pointcloud via Google’s Streetview, shows a great first step towards such an eventuality –  TELE-TRAVEL.

Read the GizModo article. and  Patricio’s comments on how he discovered this hidden data in Google Streetview are on his vimeo page, below his video.

 

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