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Posts will be slightly sporadic this week as I’ve been called out of London due to a family matter..

That said – we have a new Map of the Week post lined up, along with more Google Earth aerial panoramas and when we are back in the office the second part of the Oblivion Tutorial.

Just thought i would let people know.. in case anyone thought i was slacking 🙂

Andy

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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Visualising Panoramas – Step Inside a Globe

This a revisit to a lost post now updated with YouTube and audio. Visualising panoramas is normally via QuickTime or Java and simply clicking to look around, but if you put them in a x/y/z space you can create an environment to ‘step inside them’.

The movie shows the concept and we are close to getting it to work in Google Earth…

In the meantime we hope you enjoy the movie ‘stepping inside’ the Bank of England, Southwark Cathedral and other London locations.

Hopefully some test kmz files will follow soon.

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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Archos Capturing Research

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Capturing aspects of research to place online has always been problematic. If your wanting to demonstrate software packages or work flows, the only option was screen capture technology such as SnagIt from TechSmith. Such solutions are not ideally suited to 3D applications due the processing power required, often resulting in captures with dropped frames and less then perfect movies.

As such we have now moved to using the Archos AV400 (pictured above) which allows a direct connection to your computers graphics card and encodes to DIVX. DIVX encoding ensures compressed files at maximum quality and as its direct from your graphics card there are no issues about dropped frames.

The image above illustrates a movie captured showing our Virtual Worlds research, recorded direct from the Archos the movie can be viewed online from

http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/olp/

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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  1. Moshe Romines - December 22, 2005

    I read an interesting article on it I would like to share with you…

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