Next Gen Native Maps App May Offer Street Views And Interior Panoramas

News | Saturday November 5 2011 10:02 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

A couple of weeks back, we reported that 
called C3 Technologies, which specialized in making 3D maps from photo data using declassified missile-targeting technology.
 – the other two mapping companies Apple has acquired in the last two years.
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C3 also makes awesome street level imagery captured using “an advanced multiple camera system with overlapping viewing angles to capture the entire surroundings in stereo.”
In addition to street imagery, the next generation maps application may also offer interior panoramas as shown below.
As well as increasing its geographic range, C3 is expanding into interior settings. With a special camera rig, they can also create a 3D model of the interior of a building using the same photo stitching they use with their aerial or street level maps. Businesses have to request C3 to come in and create such an inside map of their facilities, so don’t expect these 3D indoor maps to become ubiquitous anytime soon. Still, the technology is ready and available, so we’re bound to see at least a few examples in the months ahead.”
We hope that Apple blow us away with their next generation maps application. What about you?

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