Drive-by Photography

Project to use van equipped with digital cameras aims to to build a nation-wide database of 15 million buildings.
June 4, 2004, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"An odd-looking van sprouts 13 digital cameras that its builder wants to use to photograph 50 million buildings in the country while driving, taking pictures every 15 feet."The van's drive-by snaps would be matched against GPS satellite positioning data and aerial photographs in a database. Police, insurance agents and others then could call up overhead and street-level views simply by entering an address."

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Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 in The New York Times
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