June 17, 2005

Where will you look?

Google plans to use trucks equipped with lasers
and digital photographic equipment to create a
realistic 3D online version of San Francisco, and eventually
other major US cities. The trucks would drive along
every San Francisco street using the lasers to measure
the dimensions of buildings, to create a 3D framework
onto which digital photos can be mapped.

 The move would trump Amazon'sA9 service with its
"Block View" technology offers two-dimensional photos
of buildings on US city streets. 

Meanwhile, MSN Earth is planning to offer Oblique Aerial photos
in association with Pictometry. This
feature allows people to take a look at the face of
the buildings which is most familiar rather than
'unfamiliar' aerial view.
Delivering Maps, as you like it!


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