March 30, 2011

Google API V3: Custom StreetView

by Oleg Dzhimiev

UPD: Google has updated their Salt Lake City images in their StreetView – so, the comparison is better now.

Click here for the active view (resizeable)


Description

Works in Firefox 4.0 and Chrome. Does NOT work in Firefox 3.6.X.

The above sample shows how custom panoramas (in our case: a panorama we shot with our Elphel Eyesis) can be integrated in a custom StreetView.

Elphel Eyesis images is the top-left window. The top-right window is the current (lower resolution) official Google Street View in Salt Lake City supposedly made by the 2nd or 3rd generation of GSV cameras.

The Open Street Map is for switching between the available panorama points and the Google Map with a pegman is filling the otherwise unused space at the same time generously showing the view direction.

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March 14, 2011

Hardening the Asterisk-based phone system

by Andrey Filippov

Last week our phone system was broken into and we’ve got a phone bill for some five hundred dollars for the calls to Gambia. That expense was not terrible, but still that amount is usually enough for many months of the phone service for our small company – the international phone rates in the VoIP era are (for the destinations we use) are really low. The scary thing was that the attack lasted for very short time – just minutes, not hours, so our damage could be significantly higher. (more…)


March 11, 2011

Open Street Maps and Google Maps APIs

by Oleg Dzhimiev

   

Both, Google Maps API and Open Layers API, are quite simple, though it can take some time to find a perfect example. The maps are added to the WebGL panorama view test page (read “Experimenting with WebGL panoramas”)
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March 3, 2011

New Angle Pieces for Sensor Front Ends

by elphel

As of today 2 new accessory parts have been added to the official Elphel price list. These are 45 degree and 90 degree angle pieces for the sensor front end. They can also be combined to create a 135 degree angle piece.