Roaming laser-equipped Google trucks

9 Jun

“Google plans to use trucks equipped with lasers and digital photographic equipment to create a realistic 3D online version of San Francisco, and eventually other major US cities.

The trucks would drive along every San Francisco street using the lasers to measure the dimensions of buildings, to create a 3D framework onto which digital photos can be mapped. This would complement the mostly top-down view of San Francisco available through Google’s Keyhole satellite photo application.”


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5 Responses to “Roaming laser-equipped Google trucks”

  1. zia June 9, 2005 at 2:16 pm #

    Thought you might find this interesting:

  2. Wade Rockett June 9, 2005 at 3:23 pm #

    Neat! One of the sites is already showing as “Forbidden”, but the housing finder looks like it’ll be a lovely apartment-finding tool.

  3. zia June 11, 2005 at 7:14 pm #

    I can’t wait for Gazoogle maps … A random selection while gazoogling you:

    “A Weird Tale by Wade Rockett yaba daba dizzle. “Now ain’t thizzat an fugly mug?” Detective Brockhard of tha Las Vegas Metropolizzles Police Department grunted as we gazed up at …”

  4. Wade Rockett June 15, 2005 at 6:36 am #

    I like the word “fugly”.

  5. zia June 16, 2005 at 10:12 am #

    It does have a certain je ne sais quoi about it, doesn’t it? And it’s so useful.

    “She is so fugly.”
    “San Franscisco tends to be fugly.”
    “Eww, gross, you have a toenail fugly.”

    It’s kind of like mad libs, only you fill in the sentence.

    Okay, okay, I am running on a major sleep deficit right now … You can delete this post if it makes NO sense at all.

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