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Session

Quakr - Building the World One Photo at a Time

Peter Arbuthnott

Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 11:00am - 11:15am
Location: Imperial Ballroom

Is it possible to build a virtual world from user-contributed photographic metadata? This talk describes the experience of developing a 3D virtual world, based on publically available images and existing geo-metadata, including Flickr. We make recommendations for extending geo-metadata standards to facilitate such applications, and we document our D.I.Y. efforts at constructing a geo-camera of the future, capable of capturing the metadata we advocate.