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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2009, 09:14:38 AM »
The street view trike is accepting nominations. The examples on the page include a TAR connection.  :pedaler:


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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2009, 11:36:24 AM »
Oh FUN!! What should we vote for??
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 01:49:31 AM »
Twitter searching: some general advice and syntax.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2009, 01:38:14 PM »
 :lol:  Hey puddin, turns out you don't really need an external EXIF viewer... that capability is already built into the Microsoft OS (but we already knew that, right  :neener:).  The steps shown below only work if the "original" picture file "actually" contains EXIF data.

For "limited" EXIF data:

Open Windows Explorer, then:

In XP, hover the mouse pointer over the picture file name and the Date/Time taken and Camera info will appear.

In Vista, hover the mouse pointer over the picture file name and only the Date taken info will appear.

In Windows 7, hovering the mouse doesn't do anything, rather, click-once on the picture file name and the Date taken info will appear at the bottom of the window. (Interesting, it even allows you to change the date).

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For FULL EXIF data do the following:

Open Windows Explorer, then:

In XP, right-click the file, click Properties -> Summary -> Advanced
in Vista, right-click the file, click Properties -> Details
in Windows 7, right-click the file, click Properties -> Details

And yes, an external EXIF viewer would do multiple file quicker... but that's not the point...  :neener:
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2009, 02:24:27 PM »
I know the right click thing Boingo but don't trust the data it gives me  :lol:
The hover thing doesn't work for me  :duno:


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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2009, 07:46:55 PM »
Streetview imagery update today for Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey, Cancun, and a few other cities (you might remember this). There's also a new player in streetview called Mapplo. It wants to be pre-eminent in Latin America, and its preview shows a few areas of Buenos Aires; the trouble is, they're using their own algorithims rather than borrowing Google or Mapjack, and I found the preview to be slow and rather buggy.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2009, 08:44:30 PM »
Some improvements to Google Translate detailed here.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2009, 09:36:30 PM »
oooh way cool! Thanks!!
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2009, 10:56:26 AM »
Google Labs is previewing Google Swirl, which is a mashup of their Similar Image search and their Wonder Wheel. Only a limited number of search terms are available in the preview, but oddly Prague map is there. The nodes are centered around image themes; click on a node and the wheel pops up. Not sure how useful it is to our purposes, but it's interesting to play with.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2009, 10:58:57 AM »
What's a wonder wheel?? Is there wasabi involved? :funny:


Oh wow!! It makes me dizzy but I LOVE it!! 
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2009, 10:04:26 PM »
Bing seems to be getting into the streetview business (Bing photo cars were recently seen in Vancouver), but in an odd sort of way: here's the preview.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2009, 10:14:34 PM »
Microsoft is trying hard to compete with google, I like it Slowhatch!

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2009, 10:32:15 PM »
Bing seems to be getting into the streetview business (Bing photo cars were recently seen in Vancouver), but in an odd sort of way: here's the preview.


Heee....I just drove into the bay! :funny:
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2009, 10:34:10 PM »
peach, your really DO need new glasses   :funny:

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2009, 01:13:21 PM »
New streetview imagery release: some more Canadian cities and good coverage of Singapore (a view here of a very easy Roadblock).

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2009, 08:50:09 PM »
Bing is now counterpunching with the release of Bing Maps Explore Beta (here's Las Vegas). Silverlight is required. With the map in Auto mode, as you zoom in it changes from map to 3D modeling to Bird's Eye. Click the little blue man and their streetview, called streetside, is enabled; so far only the casino area is covered, but the resolution looks better than Google (which for some reason looks crummy in Vegas).

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2009, 10:47:11 PM »
We've known that the producers like World Heritage sites. And we've known about the pano coverage (here and here, for example). Now it seems Google is using GE/streetview to get into the act.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2009, 11:36:52 PM »
We've known that the producers like World Heritage sites. And we've known about the pano coverage (here and here, for example). Now it seems Google is using GE/streetview to get into the act.
This I like! :yes:

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2009, 11:32:15 AM »
Seems to me that this DARPA challenge is sort of what the TAR detectives already do very well - only on a global scale.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/12/04/darpa.balloon.challenge/index.html[/

Instead of searching for red balloons and reporting their location we hunt for Phil! Maybe DARPA should study RFF!
From there to here, and here to there,
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2009, 09:31:09 AM »
Mapquest street view: follow the orange balloon (click 360 view).  :colors

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2009, 01:22:53 PM »
 :cmaslol   Not sure if y'all know about this already, but came across a cool feature of Google Search when combined with Twitter.

If you go to Google Search and enter something like this --->  "keyword" twitter

Then on the Google Search page you get, along with other items, a small scroll box which is constantly updating with Twitter messages that have the "keyword".  Cool.... it keeps doing this without any refreshing, and will do so until you click "pause".  So you can set up an initial search and just sit back and watch the twitters roll in, continually.  You can also scroll back to see any you've missed.    :jam:

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2009, 01:30:15 PM »
That's new. Part of the real-time search feature Google added.
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2009, 10:29:06 PM »
 :cmaslol  just happened to be watching the NASA channel (yes, yes, I'm bored....) and saw this cool link:

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

It's a collection of the hundreds of thousands of actual photos US astronauts have taken from outer space during the entire history of the space program.  It's searchable, so you can find your house (if you're lucky).  Kinda like a Google Earth view, only from about 200 miles up in space. hmmmm... now if we can only get the ISS to track Phil and the racers in real time from space....  :cmas19

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2010, 08:46:36 PM »
A startup named Keitor might prove to be a time-saver. A front-end for Google, it has a drop-down box for translation and filetype filters you can click on. What sets it apart are the virtual keyboards you can enable: Basque, Armenian, Thai, Kazakh, etc.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2010, 09:59:54 PM »
It's a collection of the hundreds of thousands of actual photos US astronauts have taken from outer space during the entire history of the space program.  It's searchable, so you can find your house (if you're lucky).  Kinda like a Google Earth view, only from about 200 miles up in space. hmmmm... now if we can only get the ISS to track Phil and the racers in real time from space....  :cmas19

NASA owns part of CBS so it's impossible :lol:


 

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