streetside photos: augmented reality maps
 
streetside photos: augmented reality maps
feb 18, 2010

streetside photos: augmented reality maps

microsoft has been working on a variety of applications for their bing maps service including streetside photos, an app which overlays user photos onto street views. the application takes geo-tagged images from the photo sharing site flickr and overlays them onto street views in bing maps. the service is in the test phase in seattle, san francisco and vancouver. because the application sources the images from flickr, anyone can have their images overlayed on the maps. the service provides a wider context to the photographs and also adds and artistic dimension to the otherwise flat, map view. the service gets really interesting because it can also use historic photos given users the ability to see what a street looked like in the past. the project’s architect is blaise aguera y arcas, who was also a co-creator of photosynth. he recently demonstrated the project at the TED conference.

http://www.bing.com/maps

streetside photos: augmented reality maps

streetside photos: augmented reality maps

streetside photos: augmented reality maps

via o’reilly radar

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