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Animate Google Street View in "hyperlapse"

New technologies continue to make it possible to see things in creative, new ways. A group of people at Teehan+Lax created a program to allow users to create videos animating Google's Street View. This demo video shows an awesome "hyperlapse" across various settings.

You can make your own videos, too using their software. What areas would you be interested in animating to create an awesome video?

Right now the system doesn't let you link to an animation or export it to video, nor can you select a specific route, but if you could do these things then something like Hyperlapse could be a great way to graphically show people driving, biking, or walking directions, or create video tours, or otherwise show people about places online.

Matt Johnson has lived in the Washington area since 2007. He has a Master's in Planning from the University of Maryland and a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech. He lives in Greenbelt. Hes a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a contract employee of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. His views are his own and do not represent those of his employer. 


Ok, seriously, how do you get the job to be the driver of the Street View car??????

by Nick on Apr 16, 2013 4:06 pm • linkreport

Played around a bit with some of the quintessential streets in Chicago, like LaSalle St. and Lake Shore Drive. It moves pretty dang fast, so it's hard to pan the camera in time to get the right view. That might also explain why their video was heavy on rural scenery. (They must be Canadian, since I spotted the Gardiner Expressway and Sea-to-Sky Highway in their montage.)

Good rural routes in the USA off the top of my head: PCH, Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway, any number of Colorado canyons, Pontchartrain Causeway, Kamehameha Highway, Going-to-the-Sun Road, etc. Might also be interesting to examine the Transect going into a major city, e.g., Connecticut Ave from out in the countryside to the White House.

by Payton on May 22, 2013 11:46 pm • linkreport

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