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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