July 2010

Will Google or Bing try to buy this?

Here is a bit of information about the project:

Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360° panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole city block. Multi-perspective “strip” panoramas can provide a visual summary of a city street but lack the full realism of immersive panoramas.

… As the user slides sideways, the multi-perspective panorama is constructed and rendered dynamically to simulate either a perspective or hyper-perspective view. This provides a strong sense of parallax, which adds to the immersion. We call this form of sliding sideways while looking at a street façade a street slide…

Thanks, Tom.

The roadmap to becoming a web designer

via graphjam.com

USAToday: Getting a grip on government debt

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The time series show U.S. revenue, spending and debt since the 1940s. You can also compare national public debt as a percentage of the GDP for different countries in the world.

I am impressed with what USA Today has been doing lately. Nice job, guys!

For the 3D and physics lovers

NYT: Behind the scenes of a live World Cup

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Most serious referee mistakes during World Cup 2010

via Rianovosti

What the average American consumes in a year

via visualeconomics

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