Cool Stuff

3D Street-style Mapping with Kinect

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Almost daily, I see a new cool and amazing hack that someone has accomplished with Microsoft’s Kinect that tops the last one. I’m hoping to try my hand at some much more modest attempts this summer related to my immersive simulation project, but I couldn’t come close to what Martin Szarski has done: 3D street […]

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Microsoft Research’s Street Slide

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If you haven’t seen the demo of Microsoft Research’s Street Slide, it’s a pretty cool addition to Bing Streetside that is not available yet, but will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2010. While Google Streetview and Bing Streetside allow you to see photo representations of an area as you navigate through it, you’re basically limited to […]

Events

CrisisCamp Haiti – Saturday crisis mapping event

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Sorry for the short notice, but I just found out about CrisisCamp Haiti, a crisis mapping volunteer event being held in multiple locations tomorrow, Saturday January 16th, which is going “to bring together volunteers to collaborate on technology projects which aim to assist in Haiti’s relief efforts by providing data, information, maps and technical assistance […]

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GeoVation Challenge and NYC’s BigApps Competition

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A couple of great competitions for innovative ideas and applications are going on right now, the GeoVation Ideas Challenge and GeoVation Awards Programme in the UK and New York City’s BigApps Competition, and you can participate! For the GeoVation Ideas Challenge (GeoVation was founded and is currently supported by the Ordnance Survey), you simply sign […]