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Swiss Company Demos Video Street View

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Google might be the most popluar online service to offer 360-degree Street View maps with panoramic photos stiched together of several surroundings, but surprisingly, it's a company in Europe called GlobalVision who appears to be leading the charge.

GlobalVision upped the ante in the Street View game by puttering around Switzerland in a Citroen equipped with 360-degree video cameras. The company then created a demo site called VideoStreetView.com

The demo site consists of a map in the right pane and a video player in the left. Routes with red lines are accompanied by video, and once you pick a starting point and ending point, the video loads and begins play. But the coolest part is being able to swivel the video in same manner you would a 360-degree photo, and it will keep playing from that angle. The video doesn't even pause as you're manipulating the camera, and it kind of feels like you're sitting in the passenger seat.

Give it a test spin here, then tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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avatarHmmm

I wonder how long it'll take before our Lord google either try

 

1. Try to buy the company 

 

2. If can't buy, they'll probably replicate the same work.

 

And then 'no evil will be done' at all.

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avatarShiny...

It's not quite as user-friendly as intuitive as a Google product. Kind of cool, but you know Google would take flak if they ever tried to pull something like this. 

~Goose

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avatarGoogle will buy this company

No doubt about it. I'll be surprised if it takes a year.

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avatarThats pretty cool, i live in

Thats pretty cool, i live in Switzerland and its awesome to see this on places nearby!

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