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Microsoft street slide - new take on google street view
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Jul 29, 2010, 05:11 #1
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Although not strictly photography related, I thought this demonstration of up and coming technology from Microsoft Research labs was just amazing. Basically, instead of just panning around in a 360 degree fashion with Google street view, Microsoft street slide gives you a zoomed out view and you can basically slide along a street to give you a fuller perspective of the shop and housefronts.

Anyway, watch the video and you'll think - why didn't they think of this sooner? It just makes so much more sense, especially in busy city streets. Big Grin


Jul 29, 2010, 05:34 #2
Don Schaeffer Posting Freak *****
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wow indeed

Jul 29, 2010, 14:44 #3
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A bit more easy to use than streetview, but as it says at the moment only the technology is there.
They have to bike car whatever to get all the photos. We don't know how long google took to do it.

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Jul 29, 2010, 17:36 #4
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And the great thing is that there's all that room for ads!

(It is an interesting development, though.)

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