February 16, 2010

Augmented Reality Mapping

In this very recent TED talk, Blaise Aguera y Arca takes his Photosynth technology one step further and incorporates the technology into   mapping. The really amazing advance comes at the end with the introduction of live video data into mapping thanks to a 4G mobile network.

Blaise Aguera y Arcas is an special kind of architect. He is an architect at Microsoft Live Labs, and the co-creator of Photosynth, an amazing piece of technology that co-ordinates online photographs of a physical object or place and arranges them into a 3d model that one can orbit about and zoom in and out to discover new levels of detail.
For a more detailed explanation on the photosynth technology, take a look at Blaise's talk at TEDx Dublin which was held last May.