Visualization of the International Space Station from Nasa’s interactive features.
The example of photosynth in class today was truly amazing! This use of geo-tagging is wonderful. It is a great collective way for individuals to come together with their perspectives and points of view of an environment or object. The next step of not only creating a detailed environment by image but by live video is pretty remarkable. This is great for seeing a place before going or deciding to go there(ex. vacation). I would not say that it is replacing actually seeing the Notre Dame although it is getting pretty close. I see this type of technology coming into effect soon with vehicles with the gps and just imagine what else…
Microsoft Photosynth reconstructs a physical environment through a collection of photographs that you can navigate almost as if you were there in the 3Dimensional space. You are able to focus on details or take in the space as a whole. I personally would use this as a guide, to check out places I want to visit or discover places I should, because as great as this software is, nothing substitutes actually traveling to the site.
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