We released a public demonstration of the TUDelft Cloudviewer, a system that allows exploration of large 3D geo datasets directly from the web browser. As a final project for our Minor 3D Virtual Earth, a group of four students used our pre-processing and rendering systems to script a virtual camera, which generates tens of thousands oblique (or “birds-eye”) image tiles for various zoom-levels and view angles. These resulting tiles are placed on a web server so they can be shown as a layer in Google Maps, including oblique viewing angles and rotating view orientation. This makes the exploration of 3D point clouds almost as impressive as on our visualization systems, but now over the web for everyone to enjoy!
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