Links: Disneyland Paris Street View, GE on TV, 3D from 2D Tech

  • Disneyland Paris Street View – Yesterday Google released a new special Street View update which covers the streets of Disneyland Paris. This follows the amazing update in Google Earth showing you Disneyland Paris in 3D with amazing detail. You can turn on the Street View layer in Google Earth and visit Disneyland Paris that way. Or, here’s a sample view in Google Maps:


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  • Google Earth on TV – Someone uploaded a few examples of Google Earth being used by the news media. This happens every day I think. I rarely watch TV, yet I often will see GE appear in the news reports, and even in popular TV shows.

  • 3D from 2D Technology – someone pointed out this cool technology that meshes 2D photos with 3D terrain dataset and uses computervision to match the photos to the 3D. Then they overlay the photos as textures over the terrain. They also can create stereoscopic 3D views with the imagery. Watch this video from when they meshed a single 2D landscape photo to mountain terrain. I would like to see this kind of technology to automatically match Panoramio photos to where they were taken so you can view them in PhotoOverlays in GE. [UPDATE 1550 ET: The authors of this technology wrote in the comments they have posted on their blog some examples of Google Earth PhotoOverlays aligned using their system. They also have a gallery of examples (just look for the KMZ link to view in GE).

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.



Comments

  1. Hi, I’m one of the authors of the ‘3D from 2D Technology’. Thank you for writing about our research!
    About PhotoOverlays in GE: we already have some examples of this kind of visualization. I summarized our work on PhotoOverlays on our blog: http://tev.fbk.eu/marmota/blog/2009/06/10/automatic-photooverlays
    Thank you again,
    michele

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is disabling the Disneyland Resort Paris icon not working? Is Disney paying for a permanent forced advertisement in Google Earth?

  3. smokeonit says:

    disabling the icon, what? since when should that be possible???

  4. I found similar information about 3D Ready technology and movies on http://www.3D-News.net (not my website)
    This may help people looking for information on the topic.

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