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CamSpace: Gesture Control for Google Earth/Maps/Virtual Earth?

By July 12, 2008 No Comments

The video below details CamSpace a program that quickly and easily allows the user to set up object tracking to emulate mouse or joystick movement/clicks. This means that any PC (Mac and Linux coming soon) application or game could be controlled simply by using gestures.

It has a lot of potential for geographical applications, especially in exhibition/demo spaces. In some ways its similar to our previous work with Atlas Gloves and Google Earth using two ping pong balls and a LED light – movie below:

All you need is a webcam, see CamSpace for full details.


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