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Video of the 3D map technology company they purchased...
MORE INFO http://bit.ly/C3maps 3D map of Hoover Dam based on incredible mapping tech from Swedish startup C3 Technologies. Based on declassified missile targeting technology from Swedish aerospace giant Saab, C3 maps can be rotated around because each individual pixel has depth information attached to it. 3D data is calculated directly from high-resolution aerial photography, based on the positions and angles of the cameras to give each pixel its geographical position with very high accuracy. C3 maps also sport interior panoramas of points of interest based on HDR imagery, with room navigation, 3D menus and banners, overview maps and other interactive features. There's also street-level imagery captured using an advanced multiple camera system with overlapping viewing angles to capture the entire surroundings in stereo.
so......doesn't google earth already have this tech?
Why is Apple choosing to lower its quality? I don't get it...no way they will offer anything as good as Google's service.
No. Google Earth is basically a flat layer placed on top of a curved surface. Here's are some sweet 3D sky scrapers in Chicago in Google Earth.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Trevor Barnes 23 months ago
And here are 3D city views using the new technology...
but will it map bike routes
that's nice to look at. Now are the actual maps better?
Demo of the technology...
This is the future of 3d maps provided by C3 Technologies company that has been bought by Apple.
Google has the best-designed maps (from a readability/usability standpoint) that I've ever seen online. I'm going to remain skeptical that Apple will be able to match the quality until I see it.
When is Apple going to put out a restraining order on you? They have got to be creeped out by you unnatural obsession you have with them.
I'm an AAPL shareholder.
I don't think they wait around for you and your one share in order to make decisions at the annual stockholders meeting.
Who cares? It's shinier
This post was edited by Servo 23 months ago
What a bunch of followers!
Restraining order? These posts of Trevor's are part of Apple's social network advertising efforts.
I'm sure it's a game changer in terms of maps. The comfy arms of Apple make me happy.
looks like pretty cool technology, but not really sure how much I would use 3D maps on a phone or ipad
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I get the feeling that battery life during navigation will suffer quite a bit.
If you're using the iPhone's GPS, you're not getting there anyway.... so no big deal.
Looks awesome. And Google maps really needs to do something about their directions software, it's still awful after way too much time to fix it.
So did they steal this from an open source group, or did they actually use it legitimately this time?
So they can charge for it.
tRCMB - Where MSU fans eat their own.
How is that HTC Fantasy Epic III with the 4G and the battery that lasts an hour?
Call me when Apple rides a bike around MSU's campus to map what it actually looks like.
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