Monday, August 25, 2008

Photosynth on Google Maps

Photosynth Map
screen shot of photosynth map
Soren Johannessen of Microformats.dk and the Danish contributor to Google Maps Mania has created an example Google Map that has Microsoft's Photosynth embedded within the information windows.

Photosynth transforms regular digital photos into a three-dimensional, 360-degree experience. Soren has created three Photosynths of different locations in Copenhagen, Denmark. When you click on a tag on the map you are then able to navigate around various views of the mapped location via Photosynth.

To view the photos you will need to download Microsoft's Photosynth plug-in. It is definitely worth downloading the plug-in as embedded Photosynths is a great way of exploring an area on Google Maps

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8 comments:

SysRun said...

One question: How to create this Photosynth Collections?

Keir Clarke said...

This site explains how to create the Photosynths.

http://photosynth.net/learn.aspx

The finished photosynths come with some code to embed an iframe - so you can embed the code in Google Maps. If you want to have a go try http://mapmaker.donkeymagic.co.uk/ . Cut and Paste the embed code into the box that says 'Popup Content' and Robert is your mother's brother.

Darin R. McClure said...

Photosynth WOW FACTOR 10!!!

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ae34ad2a-4289-4afd-a983-20f8ad0e36e8

My first try,

hikmahgumelear said...

can google map running with gps

cracksys said...

@Darin

you might want to deduct the wow factor after your first try

photosynth has a long more way to go IMHO

Don said...

Do I need microsoft? I only have access to mac and linux computers ....

Keir Clarke said...

Windows only at the moment I'm afraid, although Microsoft say adding Mac compatibility is a 'top priority'. sorry I should have mentioned that in the post.

ben harrah contemporary art said...

where is the plugin for mac? can anyone help?