Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Reconstructing Rome

I found this site yesterday and wanted to pass it along since it's so cool! A group from the University of Washington's Computer & Science Engineering Department is generating 3D reconstruction images of famous landmarks and cities using all the on-line images associated with a given landmark posted on Flickr.com. You can read more about the details of how they did this and see the reconstruction videos here: http://grail.cs.washington.edu/rome/

I wonder if my own picture taken above of the Trevi fountain (which is also posted on Flickr) was one of the 1,936 pictures used in their reconstruction...