August 22, 2011

Mapping cities in 3D

I’ve been doing some research into mapping technologies lately. Based on declassified military technology from Swedish aerospace giant Saab. C3 Technologies explain that “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”. The results are astounding, and given that the company has just been bought for $150m, we could be seeing 3D maps coming to a mobile device near you.

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