17 April 2011


So, you thought that it was really cool the way that Tom Cruise's character used hand gestures to navigate around the computer in the 2002 film Minority Report?! but ever since then you've lived in a sort of waking-dream, yearning for the day that you too could have that ability. Well my nerdy techo-dreamer, Microsoft has now released the xbox Kinect which will allow you to do just this!!  Kinect utilises LIDAR (laser) technology [that mappers already use to create contours & terrain] but it has now been developed to be able to interpret our flailing limbs into digital commands!  People, the future is finally here and its yours for just $100 (US) !!!  Have a look at how it can be used in mapping (or specifically in google maps)

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