Magnetometer + improved camera + google maps=

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iansilv, May 8, 2009.

  1. iansilv macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    OK, so if the new iphone has support for a magnetometer that can precisely record the direction, angle etc. the iphone is being held, combined with gps- could Apple and Google have some new feature cooked up where you can take pictures of things and "flesh out" google maps or google earth?

    For example- let's say you are in street view- right now you have the multiple pictures taken with the cars. Well, with everyone taking pictures and submitting them through some application to google the street-view could be enhanced. The angle and location information could be used to pain photographs on to objects, making google street-view a kind of "walk-view."

    Anyone have thoughts on this idea?
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Panoramio. A street level where you can see pictures users have taken. It's a potential next step. Alternative to Microsoft's Photosynth layer
  3. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Nice post t0mat0, you are the Macrumors encyclopedia after your last couple of posts I have read.

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