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Panoramic-image-based rendering solutions for visualizing remote locations via the web
Author(s): Upul R. Obeysekare; David Egts; John Bethmann
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Paper Abstract

With advances in panoramic image-based rendering techniques and the rapid expansion of web advertising, new techniques are emerging for visualizing remote locations on the WWW. Success of these techniques depends on how easy and inexpensive it is to develop a new type of web content that provides pseudo 3D visualization at home, 24-hours a day. Furthermore, the acceptance of this new visualization medium depends on the effectiveness of the familiarization tools by a segment of the population that was never exposed to this type of visualization. This paper addresses various hardware and software solutions available to collect, produce, and view panoramic content. While cost and effectiveness of building the content is being addressed using a few commercial hardware solutions, effectiveness of familiarization tools is evaluated using a few sample data sets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3905, 28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making, (5 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384884
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Upul R. Obeysekare, Concurrent Technologies Corp. (United States)
David Egts, Concurrent Technologies Corp. (United States)
John Bethmann, Concurrent Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3905:
28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making
William R. Oliver, Editor(s)

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