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Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

 People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the VarCity project has demonstrated with Zurich, Switzerland. Read More

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AccessMap finds routes that avoid common pitfalls for those with limited mobility

access-map-screenshot1 If you ask a mapping app for walking directions from point A to point B, it’ll do its best, but what if you happen to be in a wheelchair? The apps don’t have information on curb cuts, safe crossings, construction sites that interrupt sidewalks and so on. AccessMap attempts to address this shortcoming, and now offers route-finding in Seattle that takes into account the… Read More

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