Bing Maps Shows the Future at TED

Blaise Aguera y Arcas is an architect at Microsoft Live Labs, architect of Seadragon, and the co-creator of Photosynth, he now shows the future with Bing Maps.

  • Backpack cameras
  • Tele presence via a 4G network into Bing Maps
  • Time travel
  • Astronomy integration

= A standing ovation

Check it out for yourself

I must also say that I was at kiwi foo camp this weekend and I caught up with Luke Reid and saw some awesome work done by his new Dunedin company Areograph. The company has refined the technique of photo generation of textured 3D scenes.

If you are looking to create accurate and realistic race tracks for a video game or hardcore simulation, Drive can provide the tools needed to capture and render 3D models of real roads - and it can do it faster and more cost effectively than traditional polygon methods.
After all, why re-create something when you can race on the real thing?

We live in interesting times!

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