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Monday, February 15, 2010

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps

From Microsoft, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, architect of Bing Maps, and creator of the Sea Dragon tech behind Photosynth, demos augmented-reality maps in Bing at TED February 2010. There is some cool stuff such as the fly in at 2:15, the Flickr geo-tagged image integration at 3:00, the live video integration at 4:37 (cool and funny), and last at 7:00 the integration of the World Wide telescope into Bing maps. That was killer. Have that on an ipad or smart phone and you really will know whats in front of you, or up there.

And on a side note, check out the page right now for 473 synth'd images of the freestyle skiiing at the Olympics at Cypress Mtn - and elsewhere at the Olympics. Photosynth allows you to take a bunch of photos of the same scene or object and automagically stitch them all together into one big interactive 3D viewing experience.

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