Location-aware photos = virtual reality on an ipad?
October 27, 2010 10:28 AM Subscribe
Is there software that lets me move around an ipad/iphone/android in 3D space and see the world through a huge collection of old photo? Think Microsoft Photosynth
displayed on an ipad with accelerometer data to change the picture. (I've got the photo collection; I just need to find a program/device that will let me display it.)
I'm working with the photo archives of the College of William and Mary, and I want to be able to walk around the oldest section of campus with ipad in hand, holding it up, and seeing through it the campus in the 1920s-1940s. As I move the ipad around, I want the photo displayed to change. This will require a fair bit of geolocating the photos, but I have that data, i just don't know how i can take the (accelerometer?) data from the ipad and convert that into changing photos.
I'm not in love with the idea of an ipad, so android/other ideas are welcome, but i'd like to keep the idea of moving a frame around to see the past overlaid on the present.