Speech and Gesture Input for Google Earth

This video actually came out a few months ago. Somehow I missed writing about it. Since I recently did a write-up on the ping pong ball interface for Google Earth, I thought I would share this one as well. The video was posted to Google Video by Edward Tse who worked on this project for his PhD and the research was apparently conducted at Mitsubishi Research Labs. The video shows a multi-touch capable tabletop display that allows someone to zoom in on the aerial/satellite photos of Google Earth using hand gestures or even speech recognition.

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About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.


  1. Hi,
    I posted a method of using ‘mouse gestures’ in googleearth, using a windows application ‘strokeit’, Here give it a try plz: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=SupportGEFree&Number=300647&Searchpage=1&Main=300647&Words=%2Bmouse+%2Bgestures&topic=&Search=true#Post300647

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