GENERATING AND DISPLAYING TOP-DOWN MAPS OF RECONSTRUCTED 3-D SCENES

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APP PUB NO 20110187704A1
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12699902

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Technologies are described herein for generating and displaying top-down maps of reconstructed structures to improve navigation of photographs within a 3-D scene. A 3-D point cloud is computed from a collection of photographs of the scene. A top-down map is generated from the 3-D point cloud by projecting the points in the point cloud into a two-dimensional plane. The points in the projection may be filtered and/or enhanced to enhance the display of the top-down map. Finally, the top-down map is displayed to the user in conjunction with or as an alternative to the photographs from the reconstructed structure or scene.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30290

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Chen, Billy Bellevue, US 50 427
Dughi, Jonathan Robert Bainbridge Island, US 4 32
Gedye, David Maxwell Seattle, US 6 38
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2023
Ramos, Gonzalo Alberto Bellevue, US 18 134

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