BBC collaborating on new Photosynth collections

In conjunction with their new series “How We Built Britain”, the BBC is collaborating with Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth team on a new set of collections called Your Britain in Pictures (Jesse tells me that this was mentioned briefly during the virtual globes session at ISDE5 last Friday) that will feature some of Britain’s most well-known buildings. So far, Ely Cathedral, Burghley House, the new Scottish Parliament Building, Royal Crescent, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, and Trafalgar Square are available. I’ve been a fan of Photosynth ever since I first blogged it last year, and this is one of the main reasons why, since part of my research interests are focused on virtual reconstructions of historical landscapes.