Researchers make Google Earth dynamic with augmented reality

Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth and other such online services give us informative aerial views of places, but these visualizations are static, and because there are no movements noticeable in them, these visuals aren’t so appealing. So in order to add dynamic information to make the places we see look livelier, researches from Georgia Tech have worked out methods to take real-time real-world information via live video feeds and layer it onto Google Earth.


These live video feeds, captured by cameras in various angles, are used to locate position and motion of various objects, including humans and vehicles, combining these with behavioral simulations to produce real-time animations for the augmented virtual Earth. Check the video below for a better take.

Via: PopSci

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