Monday, November 16, 2009

Nearmap - Dense observation of space-time

Nearmap has finally had its public data release. Nice slippy maps view and you would expect in any web 2.0 mapping site. The biggest difference is you can make the time slip in addition to space - every capture date has a separate set of vertical and oblique views as well as separate stereo elevation model.

As with any large automated system e.g. Google the onus is on the users to find anomalies and QA the huge volume of data.

There are indeed some anomalies in the non-vertical modes over Adelaide. I hope they will take user feedback and improve the processing flow fulfill the great promise of recent aerial, elevation and city models this system holds.

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