[Geowanking] Open Street View
geowanking at andrewlarcombe.co.uk
Tue Jun 12 15:03:28 PDT 2007
On 12 Jun 2007, at 21:54, SteveC wrote:
> On 12 Jun 2007, at 19:59, Artem Pavlenko wrote:
>> This is how you might want to mount your cameras:
>> Anyway, building panoramas is not really interesting. Think bigger
>> and start building 3D.
> As a more general thing... I don't understand 3D as a UI.
> I spent a ton of time in 3D when the new hotness was VRML. I wrote
> things to take a set of photos and magically turn them in to models
> and so on. At its base it seemed like you spent 1000% more
> development effort to make a 3d model of your building/city for a
> 1% improvement in usability. You got some factor of whizzyness,
> it's a great educational tool, but no real ROI in its own space.
I think the problem is we're still using mostly 2d technology to
interact with these computer things which makes a 2d gui more
natural. 3d will be great when we've all ditched our trackpads and in
favour of immersive hardware - 3d headcams & gloves. Or a holodeck -
whichever comes sooner.
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