last week at malta elementary all the kids were excited about the photosynth (a 3 dimensional representation of a place or an object from different angles) and i also showed them the bing map app of some of those photosynths.  once we got to the microsoft surface globe application (part of the windows 7 touch pack recently made publically available) – that’s where they spent most of their time.

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you can see various angles of the classroom and the microsoft surface globe application that the students used here

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once you install photosynth from http://photosynth.net you can start a new one from the software.

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the photosynth map app is available from bing maps in the lower left hand corner of the www.bing.com/maps page

 

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there are 63 synths integrated into the downtown chicago map information on bing.

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nbc chicago building photosynth (4 pictures from different angles of the front of the building)

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diving into the photosynth from the sears tower skydeck…

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87 photos from the sears tower sky deck (you can click around to various positions with the mouse or on the screen with a windows 7 touch computer)

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there’s also a cool street side view feature in bing maps where you can walk around downtown chicago from whereever you are.