Social Street View

Social Street View blends geo-tagged social media with immersive maps, hence enabling immersive social story telling, learning about culture and crowd-sourced tourism in a novel 3D user interface.
Video, paper, and slides available now.
This paper won the Best Paper Award on Web3D 2016! Patent pending.
Live demo to be released after end of my MSR internship.

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    title={{Social Street View: Blending Immersive Street Views with Geo-tagged Social Media}},
    author={Du, Ruofei and Varshney, Amitabh},
    booktitle={Web3D '16 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web3D Technology},


It provides a more thorough effort to integrate pictures from social media into a “real world” environment represented by Street View panoramic images, and the end results are solid and compelling. / The idea is very promising and has a lot of potential.