Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Google's New World - 3D Mapping With Your Phone

What if the sensor package in your pocket or purse known as a smartphone was able to accurately map your surroundings in 3D space as you move through it?  The possibilities are endless for where that can go, and Google thinks it's possible. Welcome to Project Tango.

(News and Observer, March 2, 2014)

Comment: Now extend the "What if" to the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). A world where every responder could map his or her surroundings in 3D as he or she moves through it. Or, where others could create in advance, renderings of the interior spaces of buildings that could then be displayed on Google Glass or similar Heads Up Displays when needed by ESS workers. It's going to be a whole New World.

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