Magnetometer + improved camera + google maps=

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

  1. iansilv macrumors 65816

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    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

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    Panoramio. A street level where you can see pictures users have taken. It's a potential next step. Alternative to Microsoft's Photosynth layer
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5542628&postcount=778
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5677444&postcount=882
     
  3. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Nice post t0mat0, you are the Macrumors encyclopedia after your last couple of posts I have read.
     

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