The news may seem strange but this time Google is all ready to create a realistic 3D online version of San Francisco, and eventually some other major US cities.
This all will be done with the help of trucks equipped with lasers and digital photographic equipment. 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..
The service will be much better than Amazon’s A9 service, which offers two-dimensional photos of buildings on US city streets.
One problem is that vehicles and people can block the automated laser and digital photo systems. This could be eliminated with a second pass, but Google wants to achieve results with a single run.
To this some dude suggested that they should use low flying airships instead.
I just hope to see Google Trucks in India soon…
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