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Vacation Photos Create 3-D Models of World Landmarks
November 1, 2007
Online collections of photos, such as Flickr and Google, were used to create precise 3-D models of buildings and landmarks. The method could speed the development of 3-D digital maps by tapping the vast supply of photos on the Internet.
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