Just got off stage in Edinburgh where I delivered a presentation on Virtual Earth. The topic of conversation was about openness and standards and I was on stage after Gerry Gavigan, the Chairman from the open source consortium. He talked about free software and how open source was the way forward. I then gave my thoughts on the value that proprietary software could be useful too. It seemed to go down well and feedback was good especially the demo – here’s the raw set list:
Live Search Raw
- 3D mode over UK
- Search for Sheraton Hotel – Satellite View
- Bird’s Eye View
- Planning a trip! Show 3D of Las Vegas – search for hotel "RIO"
- WeatherLooking for an appartment in Seattle – McGuire on Wall Street
- Show detail
How can I use this as a Platform in my business?
- iFly video
- Aboutmyplace.co.uk – launched by RightMove – the #1 Property Website
- Search Seattle, Belltown
- Filter a few options
- Note list has decreased
- Browse Photos
- Click Zoom in > Aerial > Bird’s Eye View
- What about if Microsoft hasn’t 3D modelled the house appartment I am selling?
- 3DVia www.3dvia.com
- Search for Big Ben
- Store Locator
- Mansion Photosynth – http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5a1126d6-5201-4c06-8d67-bbd4ec268624&vc=false
- Start with grid, talk about how you might take these of your house if you were selling it
- "And to finish…"
- Welcome to the Universe
- Guided Tours > Nebula > The Ring Nebula
- Talking points: Easy, amazing, free