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Bing Streetside: Flickr in 3D Space, 3D Transitions and Notable Potential

By February 12, 2010 No Comments

Microsoft have just just rolled out a new application that is currently in a tech preview phase that pulls photos from FlickrĀ®, associates them with Bing Maps Streetside photos and then overlays them by stretching the photo to form fit where in the world it belongs. The new application called Streetside Photos is currently available in Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver (Canada) to view your Flickr photos in a whole new way. We gave it a spin this morning and captured the video below, it has huge potential to view historic photos and crowd source the latest imagery.

Note how the 3D transitions between scenes and how the photos become part of the panorama:

See the post over on the Microsoft site for full details on Streetside or jump direct to the Streetside Photos application.


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