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).