Street View» Apple’s just around the corner




[Patent] «Street View» Apple’s just around the corner


Mapping service from Apple is not very popular, especially in our homeland. At the time of his release, he attracted the attention function 3D-card, but as it turned out, in fact, all her charms can be felt only residents of some U.S. cities, and there is not so smooth. At that time, as residents of our latitude-D models in Apple maps can only dream, products from Google and “Yandex” offer «Street View», allowing even take a virtual tour on a deserted forest path. While Apple is not able to compete with it, but only so far.

Recently surfaced of a new patent from the Cupertino , entitled “Creating a three-dimensional model using a recording from a portable electronic device,” as reported by foreign Apple Insider. The patent describes the possibility of generating a 3D-object model on the basis of data received from the camera or other devices iPhone on iOS. Received by the device from Apple video may contain information about geopozitsii and movements of the device during recording. Such data, according to the patent can be used to create a three-dimensional object model filmed.

If Apple plans to apply the idea described in the patent to improve its map service in the future Apple cards can be a serious competitor to such giants as Google maps, and even “Yandex” on his “home” field. Existing 3D-maps are created by recording from the air, but if the information can be obtained from the user devices, in which case the updated maps will be more detailed, and the information will be more relevant than the one taken photographs used for «Street View».

The technology described in the patent can be used also outside the service map. For example, if a user can create their own 3D-model using the iPhone, the result can be used to provide real estate for sale or vehicle. As another example, Apple provides the ability to record sports and cultural events from multiple devices, getting a complete picture of what is happening. The creators say the idea of ​​even the possibility of using technology in video games. Superimposing a virtual image of the existing 3D-model of the surrounding space, we get that same augmented reality . Every day our lives easier and more interesting, thanks to modern technology, is not it?

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