Social Street View: Blending Immersive Street Views with Geo-tagged Social Media

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 is released as a part of Geollery.com.

Video Demo

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Paper


@inproceedings{
    Du2016SocialStreetView,
    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},
    pages={77--85},
    year={2016},
    url={http://socialstreetview.com},
    doi={10.1145/2945292.2945294},
    publisher={ACM}
}

Slides

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.