Links: Viewfinder, KML in the North, GE Pro Address Trick, Boy Finds Home

  • ViewFinder – A project at the University of Southern California (USC) has been published which describes research into ways to improve the way photos can be placed in Google Earth. Last August Google added a new photo capability that lets you place photos as they are taken (completely in 3D including zoom, height, angle, etc.). Once a photo is aligned, you can compare it to the 3D data in Google Earth. They put together a great video showing what this looks like in Google Earth You can read the results of their project at the site. Lucky for them, the New York Times wrote about it, and yesterday Boing Boing as well. Here’s the video:

  • KML in the North – John Bailey wrote me to say they are having a Google Earth presentation in Fairbanks on April 23rd. They even have one of the GE team members up to give a talk.

  • GE Pro Address Trick – I didn’t know it could do that!

  • Boy Finds Home – The Times of India writes about a young man who was displaced from his home as a young boy, but searches Google Earth to rediscover where he lived.

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Comments

  1. Reverse geocoding has been an important Google Earth Pro feature since day one. It was also an important Keyhole feature pre-Google. Perhaps the one downside to an easy-to-use UI is that people don’t read the documentation. ;-)

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